Psychology & Psychiatry

Your spending data may reveal aspects of your personality

How you spend your money can signal aspects of your personality, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of over 2 million spending records ...

Genetics

What impact does epigenetics have on our psychology?

In the battle of nature versus nurture, nurture has a new recruit: epigenetics—brought in from molecular biology to give scientific heft to the argument that genes are not destiny. The overwhelming evidence for genetic ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People link body shapes with personality traits

When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Employee-job personality match linked with higher income

An employee whose personality traits closely match the traits that are ideal for her job is likely to earn more than an employee whose traits are less aligned, according to new research published in Psychological Science, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What can Facebook learn about you from just one click?

How effective is psychological targeting in advertising? Dr Sandra Matz, a former PhD student at Cambridge now based at Columbia University, and her co-authors, including Dr David Stillwell from the Cambridge Psychometrics ...

Neuroscience

Brain connectivity after 30 may predict psychological problems

Underdevelopment of the brain network underlying inhibition—the ability to concentrate on a particular stimulus and tune out competing stimuli—after 30 years of age is associated with self-reported psychological problems, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Couples, friends show similarity in personality traits after all

Friends and romantic partners tend to have certain characteristics in common, such as age, education, and even intelligence—and yet, research has long suggested that personality isn't one of these commonalities. But a new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Personality traits 'contagious' among children

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers.

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