Psychology & Psychiatry

Should you really forgive and forget?

(HealthDay)—Is forgive and forget always the right approach after hurtful behavior from your spouse or significant other?

Health

The bad habits that lead to weight gain

(HealthDay)—It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.

Psychology & Psychiatry

We dislike hypocrites because they deceive us: study

We're averse to hypocrites because their disavowal of bad behavior sends a false signal, misleading us into thinking they're virtuous when they're not, according to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gossip can have social and psychological benefits

For centuries, gossip has been dismissed as salacious, idle chatter that can damage reputations and erode trust. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests rumor-mongering can have positive outcomes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Creative excuses: Original thinkers more likely to cheat

Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Resisting peer pressure

The company an adolescent keeps, particularly when it comes to drugs and criminal activity, affects bad behavior. Right?

Psychology & Psychiatry

The good, the bad and the baby (w/ video)

Babies know when their diapers are clean or dirty, or when their tummies are empty or full. All you have to do is ask any sleep-deprived parent. But can babies tell when someone is acting good or bad? With the help of some ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New Year's resolutions? Brain can sabotage success

Uh-oh, the new year's just begun and already you're finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the couch or kick smoking. There's a biological reason a lot of our bad habits are so hard to break ...

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