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The Great Recession’s Lasting Mental Health Effects

We’re already into the next recession, but psychologists are still working to understand the mental health implications of the 2008 financial crisis. Previous research has made it clear that the economic fallout ...
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The Shape of a Glass Can Influence How Much You Drink

It’s not necessarily logical that how much food or drink you consume should depend on what dish the food or drink is served in, but people’s dietary habits aren’t always logical. In ...
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Reading Peer Reviewers’ Unprofessional Comments

When you read about a psychology study covered on this blog, or basically any published scientific study for that matter, you can rest easy knowing that the study has been through a ...
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Like Narcissistic Parent, Like Narcissistic Child?

"You have your mother’s nose, and your father’s narcissism!" For better or worse, through genes or through environment, parents pass along many things to their children. And one of those might be ...
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Why Do People Watch Porn?

Of all the questions you might ask about pornography, "why do people watch it?" isn’t necessarily the first that comes to mind. That part seems relatively self-explanatory. But psychologists like to go ...
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Mapping People’s Perceptions of Extreme Weather in the US

By this point, meteorologists have collected enough information to build detailed maps of weather across the United States. But a team of researchers in Oklahoma and Tennessee have suggested a new kind ...
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Why Do People Gild the Lily? Curiosity, Maybe

Sometimes people don’t accept "good enough," and they pursue perfection with counterproductive, or even disastrous, results. This phenomenon is so common that we have multiple sayings warning us not to fix what ...
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Helping Others Makes Toddlers Happy

A finding that comes up again and again in psychology research is that people feel better when they take prosocial actions, which is why helping others is one of the best ways ...
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Therapy Can Be as Effective Online as In Person

From Zoom happy hours to remote learning, one thing most of us have discovered this year is that doing something “virtually” isn’t always as good as the real, in-person thing. But does ...
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Acceptance Can Reduce Momentary Pain

Embracing the pain might be make the pain less painful. That’s more or less the takeaway from a new study, detailed in a paper in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. In the ...
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