Popular Science articles about Psychology & Sociology
A friend posts a picture on Facebook that shows you picking food out of your teeth. Awkward!
Flexible workplaces may seem attractive when considering work-life balance but new research being published shows it's not unusual for firms to cash-in, profiting from our "free" time and non-professional aptitudes,...
What gives some people the ability to persevere through difficult situations that others may find insurmountable? The answer is no doubt a complicated one that may be beyond...
The American English speech variant known as uptalk, or "Valley Girl speak" -- marked by a rise in pitch at the ends of sentences -- is typically associated with young...
After capturing the first brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year, researchers at Emory University have confirmed their methods and results by replicating them in an experiment involving...
Think you don't recycle enough? You're not alone. However, people's ability to overcome self-doubt plays a critical role in how successfully they act in support of environmental issues, according to...
Economic development can only buy happiness up to a 'sweet spot' of $36,000 GDP per person, study finds
Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness -- and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest...
Playing violent video games not only increases aggression, it also leads to less self-control and more cheating, a new study finds.
Awe-inspiring moments -- like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the Aurora Borealis -- might increase our tendency to believe in God and the supernatural, according to new research.
The most tweeted peer-reviewed articles published between 2010 and 2012, and the trends associated with their social media success, have been identified by Stefanie Haustein at the University of Montreal's School of Library and Information Science. She and her colleagues...
With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
The lack of interest in math or natural sciences is one of the most frequently voiced causes for concern in the debate surrounding education, at least in Germany. It has...
Today, smartphones are central to college students' lives, keeping them constantly connected with friends, family and the Internet. Students' cell phones are rarely out of reach whether the setting is...
"Girls can participate in everything that boys can, but while doing so they should be attractive." This, according to American researchers Ashton Lee Gerding of the University of Missouri and...
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have become part of educational vernacular, as colleges, universities and other institutions strive to raise the profile of the areas of study and the...
A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders, Yale School...
As shoppers across the nation prepare to pounce on Black Friday sales, researchers at UC Berkeley are looking at what happens to commerce when there's no set price tag. In...
Research from North Carolina State University shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees -- making it harder for them to attract top job...
"In finance, the first condition for a bubble occurs when too much liquidity is concentrated on too few assets. The second is the presence of speculators. In science, similarly, if...
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- Nigerian health ministry dogged by fund misuse claims
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- Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too
- Uruguay to approve pot dealing, despite risks
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- Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals
- New report shows influence of cognitive factors on ecosystem services valuation
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- Why the University of Waterloo churns out poker stars
- Ont. scientists mess with birds' self-esteem, social order
- iPad therapy helps children with cochlear implants
- In praise of uncertainty
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Popular Psychology news
- Frequent cell phone use linked to anxiety, lower grades and reduced happiness in students
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- 'Valley Girl' dialect expanding to males
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