Psychology & Psychiatry

Toddlers prefer winners—but avoid those who win by force

They have only just learnt to walk and talk—and have only just started to develop social relationships with children of their own age. Yet, these tiny toddlers already use cues of social status to decide which people they ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

In US, poverty dampens genetic influence on IQ

An analysis of data gathered from 14 independent studies indicates that the influence of genes on intelligence varies according to people's social class in the US, but not in Western Europe or Australia. The findings are ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meat beefs up men's sexual motivation, study suggests

Men looking to beef up their love life are drawn to eating meat because they believe it makes them appear more desirable to the opposite sex, according to a new international study.

Health

Twitter can help people lose weight

(Medical Xpress)—Using Twitter can help you achieve a healthy weight. A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has found that using Twitter, the popular information network ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety can kill your social status

Neuroscientists at EPFL identify a brain region that links anxious temperament to low social status. The researchers were able to tweak social hierarchy in animals by using vitamin B3.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why are people overconfident so often?

Researchers have long known that people are very frequently overconfident – that they tend to believe they are more physically talented, socially adept, and skilled at their job than they actually are. For example, 94% ...

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