Psychology & Psychiatry

Shameful secrets bother us more than guilty secrets

Everyone has secrets, but what causes someone to think about them over and over again? People who feel shame about a secret, as opposed to guilt, are more likely to be consumed by thoughts of what they are hiding, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people's concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science. The findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds facial impressions driven by our own experiences

The pseudoscience of physiognomy - judging people's character from their faces - has been around for centuries, but a new Princeton University study shows that people make such judgments based on their own experiences.

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