Psychology & Psychiatry

Smartphone app to change your personality

How quickly can personality traits be modified? An international research team led by the University of Zurich has shown that daily use of a smartphone app can lead to desired personality changes within three months. And ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Examining how people's emotions are influenced by others

In a new study, Stanford psychologists examined why some people respond differently to an upsetting situation and learned that people's motivations play an important role in how they react.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even toddlers weigh risks, rewards when making choices

Every day, adults conduct cost-benefit analyses in some form for decisions large and small, economic and personal: Bring a lunch or go out? Buy or rent? Remain single or start a family? All are balances of risk and reward.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gossip and ostracism may have hidden group benefits

Conventional wisdom holds that gossip and social exclusion are always malicious, undermining trust and morale in groups. But sharing this kind of "reputational information" could have benefits for society, according to a ...

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