Psychology & Psychiatry

Selfish behavior lowers levels of happiness

Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness. That's according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets. The study, titled "Happiness and Identities," was ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A woman learns to live with dissociative identity disorder

Until she was 40 years old, Melanie Goodwin had no memory of her life before the age of 16. Then, a family tragedy triggered a cataclysmic psychological change. Suddenly she was aware of other identities inside her, and the ...

Genetics

Sex, drugs, and genes: Moral attitudes share a genetic basis

Few hallmarks of the 1960s counterculture stand out like sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll—elements of a "lifestyle" that Life magazine once branded as "antithetical in almost every respect to that of conventional America." ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does the promise of recognition really prompt good deeds?

Recognition might not be as important as previously thought in motivating people to perform good deeds, such as donating money or volunteering time to a philanthropic cause, shows recent research from authors at the Penn ...