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  • Study proves monkeys are better shoppers than humans
    Study proves monkeys are better shoppers than humans
    Glitz and glamour do not fool monkey shoppers like the artifices do humans. This is the conclusion of research conducted by Laurie Santos, a psychologist at Yale University, and colleagues. The research was presented in the Dec. 2, 2014, edition...
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking warns that artificial intelligence could end mankind
    Renowned theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking told the BBC on Monday that the continuing development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of the human race. Hawking has never been shy about his stances on social politics or how...
  • Black Friday shoppers
    Black Friday shoppers adopt military mindset, study finds
    This year more than ever, the American tradition of Thanksgiving has been usurped by the ritualistic shopping frenzy of Black Friday. As more and more stores have been opening for Black Friday early on Thanksgiving day, the deal hunting has...
  • Thanksgiving dinner
    Studies show that gratitude is good for you
    Gratitude is a big deal in our culture, big enough to have a whole holiday dedicated to it, well it and stuffing your face full of turkey and pumpkin pie of course. But there’s actually a lot more to gratitude than meets the eye. Several...
  • Brain hooked up to electrodes
    What happens in the brain when reading a good book, like say, Harry Potter?
    What happens when you read a good book? More specifically, what happens to your brain when you are immersed in a good read? These questions are being discussed in the world of psychology, reports Fast Co Design in an article posted on Nov. 7....
  • What's the difference between an empath and an introvert?
    What's the difference between an empath and an introvert?
    If you are just beginning to explore the possibility that you are an empath, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common is “Am I an empath or an introvert?” The two share many traits and are easily confused,...
  • Extrovert or Introvert: What's the Difference?
    Extrovert or Introvert: What's the Difference?
    If you are like most people, you probably think an extrovert is outgoing and lively and that an introvert is shy and reserved. You may even think that with a little practice introverts can become extroverts and become the life of the party....
  • Psychologists show that gossip is good for you
    Psychologists show that gossip is good for you
    Positive and negative gossip is good for people. The effect that gossip has on a given individual depends on if they are performance oriented or achievement oriented and also depends on the sex of the individual. The examination of the beneficial...
  • Un-Agora-Phobic
    Hal Mathew on 'Un-Agoraphobic'
    Q&A with Hal MathewThis book can be purchased on Amazon.1. What was your prime motivation and inspiration to create your book "Un-Agoraphobic Overcome Anxiety, Panic Attacks, & Agoraphobia for Good?"I wrote "Un-Agoraphobic...
  • Study identifies ‘face-ism’ as the new bigotry
    Study identifies ‘face-ism’ as the new bigotry
    The vast majority of people judge other people based on their supposed capacity to read a person’s face and tell something about that person’s personality. New research conducted by Christopher Olivola of Carnegie Mellon University'...
  • Photo for Examiner article titled 'Tamsen Fadal hosts Moving Families Forward Gala in New York City
    Tamsen Fadal hosts 'Moving Families Forward’ Gala in New York City
    On Monday, October 20, 2014, philanthropists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and TV personalities gathered for the eighth annual "Moving Families Forward Gala benefiting The Ackerman Institute for the Family." Tamsen Fadal, four-time...
  • Mindfulness slows the perception of passage of time
    Mindfulness slows your perception of the passage of time, say psychologists
    If get the uncomfortable feeling that your life is passing you by at a tremendous speed, you are not alone. The perception of time does change as you age. This phenomenon isn’t fully understood, but appears to be a universal experience....
  • The Troll
    The banality of evil: study finds internet trolls to be psychopaths
    Internet trolls, as it turns out, are truly terrible people. At least that’s what a study published in this month’s issue of Personality and Individual Differences suggests. The study defined an “internet troll” as someone...
  • The Upside of Your Dark Side
    The Upside of Your Dark Side - new book explores psychological wholeness
    The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self - Not Just Your "Good" Self - Drives Success and Fulfillment is a new book by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener, due for release from Hudson Street Press, a division of Penguin...
  • A young girl suffering from asthma
    Asthma symptoms can be improved with a psychological approach
    Severe asthma can be a very debilitating and even life threatening. Research has shown input from a psychologist may help to improve symptoms of asthma reported the European Lung Foundation on Sept. 8, 2014. According to this research...