Personality News

New Perspective for Psychosis and Schizophrenia

New Perspective for Psychosis and Schizophrenia

March 12th, 2015
A potentially groundbreaking report challenges conventional wisdom about the nature of mental illness and the manner in which psychosis and schizophrenia are treated. The U.K. report dispels the notion that schizophrenia is a frightening brain disease that makes people unpredictable and potentially violent, ...
Unethical Behavior Often Begins with Small Misdeeds

Unethical Behavior Often Begins with Small Misdeeds

March 12th, 2015
Getting away with small misdeeds, such as stealing a pen from work, may make it easier for people to justify bigger, more serious crimes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. After conducting four experiments, researchers found that ...
Parents Who 'Overvalue' Kids May Be Fostering Narcissism

Parents Who ‘Overvalue’ Kids May Be Fostering Narcissism

March 10th, 2015
New research finds that when a parent believes their child is better than other kids and can do no wrong, they may be fostering unhealthy narcissism in their children. In an effort to find the origins of narcissism, researchers surveyed parents and their children ...
Study Shows It’s Hard to Bluff Your Boss

Study Shows It’s Hard to Bluff Your Boss

March 8th, 2015
A new study has found that a good supervisor can easily detect the motives of an employee, discerning when an employee is sucking up to them out of personal ambition versus when an employee is motivated by what’s good for the company. Supervisors ...
Striving For A Goal? Beware of Progress Bias

Striving For A Goal? Beware of Progress Bias

March 8th, 2015
Trying to lose weight or save money? Don’t set yourself up for failure by falling victim to “progress bias,” new research warns. According to the new research, people tend to overestimate their progress towards a goal and underestimate setbacks. That may have led ...
Study Finds Men More Narcissistic than Women

Study Finds Men More Narcissistic than Women

March 5th, 2015
An analyses of over three decades of data on 475,000 individuals suggests that men, on average, believe they are entitled to preferential treatment. University of Buffalo School of Management researchers examined 31 years of narcissism research and found that men consistently scored higher in ...
Anxious Folks Struggle with Decisions In Face of Uncertainty

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 ?

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

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

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 ...