Personality News

Anxious Folks Struggle with Decisions In Face of Uncertainty

March 3rd, 2015
New research finds that highly anxious people have more trouble deciding how best to handle life's uncertainties. Experts say the anxiety can lead to off-based or unfounded beliefs. For example, individuals may interpret a lovers' tiff as a doomed relationship or a workplace ...

Does Money = Happiness ?

March 2nd, 2015
Emerging research looks at the relationship between money and well-being and finds conflicting evidence on the link between money and happiness. Research published in the journal Psychological Science has shown that experiential purchases -- money spent on doing -- may provide more enduring ...

After-Hours Work Email & Texts Bug Employees

March 1st, 2015
Employees who receive work-related emails and texts after hours become angry more often than not, which can interfere with their personal lives, according to a new study. For their study, researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings ...

Aggressive Boys Tend to Develop into Physically Stronger Teens

February 28th, 2015
Boys who are aggressive tend to develop into physically stronger teens than boys who are not aggressive, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. “This work was motivated by a long-standing controversy over the relationship between physical development and ...

Rejection Seems to Hurt Depressed People Longer

February 28th, 2015
The pain of social rejection lasts longer for people with untreated depression, according to a new study. That’s because the brain cells of depressed people release less of a natural pain and stress-reducing chemical called natural opioids, researchers report in the journal Molecular ...

Reminders of God May Boost Some Risk-Taking Behaviors

February 27th, 2015
People tend to seek out and take greater risks when they receive reminders that God exists, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. The researchers say this link is due to people's belief that a sovereign God will ...

Negative Workers More Likely to Become Mentally Fatigued

February 26th, 2015
A new first first-of-its-kind study finds that although employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, they could be hurting themselves in the process. Michigan State University researchers found that such negative-minded workers are more likely to become mentally ...

Emotional Conflicts Fuel Concern About Not Having Enough Time

February 26th, 2015
A new study suggests that while many of us constantly feel pressed for time, the stress really has very little to do with time itself. "Beyond the number of activities actually competing for their time, emotional conflict between activities makes consumers feel that ...

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 ...

Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

February 25th, 2015
A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in ...