Personality News

Work-Sleep Tradeoff Leads to Sleep Deficits

December 12th, 2014
New research suggest that later starting times for work or school may help to reduce chronic sleep loss. University of Pennsylvania investigators discovered paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep. As such, chronic sleep loss potentially could be ...

Some Personality Traits Linked to Health

December 12th, 2014
Emerging research suggests some aspects of our personality appear to be associated with our immune system. The link to the immune system may influence our health and well-being. Investigators found that two key traits -- a person’s degree of extraversion and conscientiousness -- ...

Parenting Style May Worsen Toddler Aggression

December 10th, 2014
A new study dispels the theory that toddler aggression is associated with frustration caused by language problems. University of Montreal researchers now believe parental behavior may play a factor in the link between verbal frustrations and aggression. Physical aggression in toddlers includes frequent hitting, ...

Half of U.S. Kids Face Harmful Events That Can Impact Health, School

December 9th, 2014
Nearly half of all children in the United States experience an adverse event during childhood that could lead to long-term health or educational consequences, according to new research. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say the experiences -- including ...

Work Jerks Beware – Even Good Ideas Can Be Hobbled by Attitude

December 9th, 2014
Being pushy at work can help to advance your cause -- or not, according to a new study in the Journal of Business and Psychology. While investigators found that being disagreeable sometimes helps to sell your idea to others, difficult or irritating people should ...

Personality (As Defined by Friends) May Predict Longevity

December 9th, 2014
A new study shows that your friends' assessments of your personality may offer insight into how long you'll live. The findings are published in the journal Psychological Science. Scientists have long known that personality is a strong indicator of future health and longevity. ...

Real Estate Decisions Reflect Personality

December 5th, 2014
New research suggests personality traits strongly influence real estate choices. For example, if you are conscientious person, a fixed-rate mortgage would fit the bill. If you consider yourself neurotic, then home ownership is a better match than renting. These suggestions stem from a ...

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans

December 5th, 2014
A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans ...

Early Bed Time Helps to Reduce Negative Thoughts

December 5th, 2014
New research suggests that night-owls may have trouble reducing negative thoughts, a trait that may lead to downstream mental health issues. Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles of Binghamton University discovered people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very ...

Is Narcissism the New Norm?

December 5th, 2014
A new study questions if we are more narcissistic than we were in the past, and if narcissism is becoming common behavior? In the review, researchers discovered that at least on the surface, things have changed. Milleniaals, or those who came of age ...