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Multilab Replication Project Examines Cooperation Under Time Pressure
In 2012, a trio of psychological scientists reported research showing that people who made quick decisions under time pressure were more likely to cooperate than were people who were required to take longer in their deliberations. A new multi-laboratory effort was partially successful in replicating those results. In the original study, participants who did not follow the instructions to respond quickly or slowly were excluded from the data analyses. In th ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
Why it’s so Hard to Remember People’s Names
It s important to remember people, the actress Joan Crawford told her biographer Charlotte Chandler. I pride myself on doing that. I remember hundreds of names, maybe more, not because it comes naturally to me, quite the opposite. I don t think I was naturally good at remembering names, but it seemed right to make the effort. If you have a hard time remembering people s names at a party or a conference, you re not alone. Crawford knew that remembering some ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
A 48-Hour Sexual ‘Afterglow’ Helps to Bond Partners Over Time
Sex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose bonding partners together. A study of newlywed couples, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicates that partners experience a sexual afterglow that lasts for up to two days, and this afterglow is linked with relationship quality over the long term. Our research sho ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
The Woman Who Does it All
Is this an identity , a self-created fate, or a default position when men in our lives do less than their share Long into later life, we keep on pushing ourselves to take care of dwellings, animals, and people of all ages in our vicinity. Additionally, many of us try to contribute to the neighborhood or community around us. I live with a man who truly doesn t see the dirt behind the hinges of our toilet seat. Indeed, many of the facets of what I regard as ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 26
Belief in Sexual Compatibility Can Sour Your Sex Life
By Katherine Schreiber Unsatisfied with your current or most recent lover s Can t seem to find that perfect fit who excites you both during the date and after you head to the bedroom The problem may not be the person or people you re seeing. A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that the satisfaction we derive from sex is largely influenced by the attitudes we hold about how it should play out with our partner s ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 26
Why Resentment Lasts—and How to Defeat It
I resent that Philosophers have made the case that such statements are good MacLachlan, 2010 . It shows that you respect yourself and will not let others take advantage of you. Resentment shows that you are a person of moral character who knows right from wrong and therefore knows when wrong is done against you. In contrast, psychologists can get worried about resentment because they mean something different.
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 26
Reduced risk of pressure injuries at hospitals with nurses certified in wound,...
March 23, 2017 - Hospitals that employ nurses who have specialty certification in wound, ostomy, and continence WOC care have lower rates of hospital-acquired pressure injuries HAPIs , reports a study in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing . Official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses WOCN reg Society, the Journal of WOCN reg is published by Wolters Kluwer . The reduction in HAPIs at hospitals with WOC-certified nurses is ac ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of o...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Adults who don t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. But the frequency of family meals doesn t appear to make much of a difference, according to research from The Ohio State University. The study found that adults who reported never watching TV or videos during family meals had significantly lower odds of obesity compared with peers who always watched somethin ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
Most remaining smokers in US have low socioeconomic status
After decades of declining US smoking rates overall, most remaining smokers have low income, no college education, no health insurance or a disability, according to research from the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz. About 15 percent of US adults - more than 36 million - continue to smoke cigarettes. Half to three-fourths of them have one or more low-socioeconomic disadvantages, and the lowest socioeconomic categories have the highest smokin ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
Rebuilding the Brain From Concussions
Contrary to what many believe, despite the brain s delicacy and vulnerability to damage from concussions and repeated sub-concussive hits, the brain is also capable of healing. The brain may show signs of degeneration over time, but it can also regenerate itself given the right environment . Although most people rarely think about their brain health , the brain changes throughout life. During embryonic development and early life, the brain changes dramatic ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 24
Am I Normal?
All too often we imagine the way to contentment is entirely a process of aligning the external world in just such a way that it evokes nothing but pleasant feelings. Much of this comes from the cultural messaging that suggests we re failing as a human being if we aren t ceaselessly happy. The implicit message underlying market capitalism is that we should be happy, and if we re not, something abnormal is taking place, there s a problem to be fixed, and som ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 24
Hate Your Partner Some Days? Research Shows You're Not Alone
Have you ever had a moment where you looked at your romantic partner and felt strong dislike, bordering on or firmly planted in hate If so, you are not alone. It turns out that we all have times when we dislike the people we love the most. Although some of us may not even know it. In a series of studies, Vivian Zayas and Yuichi Shoda found that people don t just love or hate significant others, they love and hate them. How did they do this They asked peopl ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 24
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