Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: People sometimes less trusting when in a good mood

It seems to make perfect sense: happy people are trusting people. But a new study suggests that, in some instances, people may actually be less trusting of others when they are in a pleasant mood.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Being ignored hurts, even by a stranger

(Medical Xpress) -- Feeling like you’re part of the gang is crucial to the human experience. All people get stressed out when we’re left out. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Empathy with strangers can be learned

We can learn to empathize with strangers. Surprisingly positive experiences with people from another group trigger a learning effect in the brain, which increases empathy. As researchers from the University of Zurich reveal, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is big-city living eroding our nice instinct?

A new study by University of Miami psychology researchers of anonymous interactions suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Powerful, intoxicated, anonymous: The paradox of the disinhibited

Power can lead to great acts of altruism, but also corruptive, unethical behavior. Being intoxicated can lead to a first date, or a bar brawl. And the mask of anonymity can encourage one individual to let a stranger know ...

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