Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Psychology & Psychiatry

Aggressive behavior brings emotional pain to the sadist

People with sadistic personality traits tend to be aggressive, but only enjoy their aggressive acts if it harms their victims. According to a series of studies of over 2000 people, these actions ultimately leave sadists feeling ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want narcissists to donate to your cause? Make it about them

When narcissistic individuals are able to imagine themselves in a victim's situation, they are more likely to donate to charity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Psychology & Psychiatry

When your immune system meddles in your love life

About a decade ago, evolutionary psychologists suggested that humans have evolved a first line of defense against disease: a behavioural immune system (BIS). This system is thought to be unconsciously activated, to varying ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The secret to being a secret-keeper

If you want to be told a secret you're better off being assertive and compassionate rather than enthusiastic and polite, according to University of Queensland researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Speaking up against bigotry can reduce bad behavior

If you're sitting around the holiday table and one of your curmudgeonly uncles says something unintentionally bigoted, your inclination may be to ask for more mashed potatoes and get on with the feast. But Rutgers University-New ...

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