Health

Keeping fit is more than physical—it's a state of mind

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

From happy to fuming in seconds

Why does a mild-mannered person flip out completely when they are cut off in traffic?

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Grit' adds little to prediction of academic achievement

Personality characteristics - especially conscientiousness - have previously been shown to have a significant but moderate influence on academic achievement. However, a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Extroverted populations have lower savings rates

Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, says Jacob Hirsh, an assistant professor at U of T Mississauga's Institute for Management and Innovation.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tired of London? Maybe you're living in the wrong place

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," observed the writer Samuel Johnson in the eighteenth century. In fact, research published today suggests such a man may be merely living in the wrong postcode. A study ...

Health

Personality a key factor in health care use

Psychiatrists and psychologists have long understood that an individual's personality can define how he or she views the world around them, reacts to situations, and interacts with others. It now appears that personality ...

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