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Adults Prefer Partners with Playful Personalities

Adults Prefer Partners with Playful Personalities

February 26th, 2015
Although we cherish playful personalities among children, new research suggest we value the same lightheartedness among the individual we chose to be our partner. Playful adults are fond of wordplay, like improvising, approach a challenge cheerfully, take pleasure in unusual things, deal with ...
Preteens Who Experiment May Have Different Brain Processes

Preteens Who Experiment May Have Different Brain Processes

February 22nd, 2015
Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently, according to a new study. "The beginning of adolescence is associated with seeking new experiences and increasing exploratory behaviors, but little research has been done to measure that increase ...
Lower IQ Linked to Heavier Drinking in Young Men

Lower IQ Linked to Heavier Drinking in Young Men

February 21st, 2015
A new study has found that a lower IQ is clearly associated with greater and riskier drinking among young men. However, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, note that the men’s poor performance on the IQ test may also be linked ...
How We Cope With Illness Depends on Personality and Gender

How We Cope With Illness Depends on Personality and Gender

February 20th, 2015
A new study has found that gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness. The study, by researchers at Washington State University and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, found that men are less affected by ...
In Men, Smaller Finger Length Ratio Linked to Kindness Toward Women

In Men, Smaller Finger Length Ratio Linked to Kindness Toward Women

February 20th, 2015
Men with a smaller index (pointer) finger to ring finger ratio tend to be kinder toward women; this nicer behavior stems from being exposed to lower levels of male hormones, particularly testosterone, in the womb, according to a new study by researchers ...
Women Crave Variety During Ovulation

Women Crave Variety During Ovulation

February 19th, 2015
It is well-known that during ovulation, women tend to prefer a wider dating pool from which to choose a partner. But new findings show that this desire for variety may branch out into seeking greater choices in consumer products and services as well, ...
Higher Risk of Birth Defects in Babies of Teen Dads

Higher Risk of Birth Defects in Babies of Teen Dads

February 19th, 2015
The babies of teen fathers have surprisingly high levels of DNA mutations, which may help explain why the children of adolescent dads have a higher risk for disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and spina bifida, according to a new study by the ...
Unemployment Changes Personality — And Not For the Better

Unemployment Changes Personality — And Not For the Better

February 19th, 2015
A new study has found that unemployment can change peoples' core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable, and open, which may make it difficult for them to find new jobs. "The results challenge the idea that our personalities are 'fixed' and show that ...
Teens Get Less Sleep Than Two Decades Ago

Teens Get Less Sleep Than Two Decades Ago

February 17th, 2015
Getting enough sleep is vital for adolescent health, yet over the last 20 years, many teens appear to be sleeping less and less, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Specifically, those who get the least amount of ...
Emotional Stress Can Lead to ‘Broken Heart’

Emotional Stress Can Lead to ‘Broken Heart’

February 17th, 2015
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, some may have experienced a “broken heart.” In fact, the stress of ending a relationship can lead to a very real medical condition. "Broken heart syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as divorce, ...