Personality News

Workplace Stress Can Boil Over Months Later

November 10th, 2014
New research suggests workplace stress can lead to counterproductive workplace behaviors that may not surface until weeks or months afterward. It is common knowledge that a variety of workplace issues ranging from a seasonal surge in business, or a new manager, can lead ...

Liberals Seem Motivated by Emotion More Than Conservatives

November 9th, 2014
A new study shows that emotions have a greater influence on liberals than conservatives. While the study, conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and possible steps towards its resolution, researchers say ...

Cliques More Common In Schools that Offer Options

November 7th, 2014
New research studies high school cliques and how school size and openness to choice affects the shape of adolescent social networks. The networks, or cliques are not a new fad as sociologists have been studying their role for decades. The groupings are ...

Compassion Can Drive Aggression

November 7th, 2014
Caring for others or feeling empathy is a trait believed to be unique to the human condition. New research suggests that while empathy can inspire gentle emotions and encourage nurturing behaviors, the feeling is also linked to unprovoked aggression. University of ...

Autism Underreported in Minorities

November 7th, 2014
A new study suggests autistic black and Hispanic children are not being identified in national counts. Jason Travers, an assistant professor of special education at the University of Kansas co-authored a study that analyzed administrative identification of autism in every state for ...

Politicians Deny Problems When They Do Not Like the Solution

November 7th, 2014
A new study on the heels of the latest political elections provides insights as to why the current political climate is so full of acrimony. Duke University researchers believe there is a scientific explanation for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over ...

Youth Pastors Challenged by Adolescent Mental Health Issues

November 5th, 2014
Adolescence is a time in life when mental health issues often lead youth to seek counsel from college and youth pastors. The pastors can either provide assistance or steer youths elsewhere to obtain help. However, new research discovers many of those pastors feel ...

Conflict Stalemates Can Stem from Misreading Motivations

November 5th, 2014
A new study suggests intractable conflicts are often the result of misunderstanding what is motivating each side. Researchers believe the setting, be it politics in the United States or violent conflict in the Mideast, can be corrected by a better understanding of motivations ...

Should Individual Happiness Be a Political Goal?

November 5th, 2014
A new study examines the benefit of developing a unit of measurement that could serve as a proxy for individual happiness and psychological well-being. The measure could reflect societal conditions and the effectiveness of social policies. The metric could then be used in ...

Short, Fun Exercise Sessions Improve Class Behavior

November 3rd, 2014
A new Canadian study shows that brief bouts of physical activity can improve behavior in the classroom for primary school students. Researchers found that a brief, high-intensity interval exercise, or a “FUNterval,” for second grade and fourth grade students reduced off-task behaviors like ...