Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people need rituals, especially in times of uncertainty

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, most American universities have suspended all campus activities. Like millions of people all around the world, the lives of students all over the U.S. has changed overnight.

Health

Specialized messages increase likelihood of male hand washing

The CDC reports that 77% of males wash their hands when leaving the restroom. Recent research, published in the journal Human Communication Research, found that this figure increased to 86% among men who were primed with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Field study shows motivational effect of performance targets

(Medical Xpress)—In many areas of our everyday lives, goals are the norm. That not all of them are effective, however, is something which anyone who has seen their New Year resolutions crumbling with each passing month ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When does planning interfere with achieving our goals?

It seems really simple: If you want to achieve something, set a goal and then make specific plans to implement it. But according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers get overwhelmed while juggling ...

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