Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation

In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role of social media in giving a platform to unscientific anti-vaccine messages and organizations has become a flashpoint.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What makes powerful people tick

We've probably all wondered what really goes on in our boss's head at some point. After all, power is everywhere – from schools and businesses to courtrooms and governments. Some people simply have more influence and control ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

People-oriented jobs may help lower Alzheimer's risk

(HealthDay)—Brain-challenging jobs—especially ones focused on people—may help shield a person's mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Power psychs people up about... themselves

We all know the type - people who can talk on and on about their latest adventures, seemingly unaware that those around them may not be interested. They also get really psyched up about their own experiences. A new paper ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Powerful people are looking out for their future selves

Would you prefer $120 today or $154 in one year? Your answer may depend on how powerful you feel, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Psychology & Psychiatry

When it comes to infidelity, does power trump gender?

(Medical Xpress) -- We have all seen the headlines. A powerful athlete, politician or businessman has committed adultery. The tabloids fly off the shelves and the papers are consumed with the how’s and why’s.  ...

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