Psychology & Psychiatry

No, we're not all working for a bunch of psychopaths

If you've ever worked for an impulsive or vengeful boss, these headlines may not seem so far-fetched: "CEO is the profession with the most psychopaths," or "1 in 5 CEOs is a psychopath, study finds."

Psychology & Psychiatry

Where you live might influence how you measure up against your peers

Social comparison is one of the most ubiquitous features of human social life and a fundamental aspect of human cognition. The human tendency to look to others for information about how to think, feel and behave has provided ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers look to brain images to predict who will attempt suicide

Therapists working with people at risk for suicide rely on the patient's words to determine how serious they might be. They can't look inside the patient's mind to know for sure. Researchers in Pittsburgh are hoping to change ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Criminal behavior linked to thinking about risk, study finds

A new study shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug improves PTSD traits in rat model of explosive blasts

Male rats exposed to air blasts designed to mimic those from explosives used in recent military conflicts have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are improved by a drug currently being evaluated in humans ...

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