Relationships, Community, & Social Psychology

The Personality of a Team Player

If you’re looking for someone who is good at teamwork, your ideal candidate is probably extraverted, agreeable and conscientious – but not too extraverted, agreeable or conscientious, according to a new study ...
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What Do Your Media Habits Say About Your Personality and Mental Health?

Here’s a shocking finding: going on the Internet might correlate with good mental health. And if you don’t find that shocking, you probably don’t spend enough time on the Internet. That finding ...
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Male Attractiveness: Is It All in the Upper Body?

It's one thing to judge someone's attractiveness based only on their looks, without considering their personality or non-physical traits. But researchers from Australia and the United States went a step further: they ...
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How Social Media Influences Offline Behavior

What happens on Facebook stays on Facebook? Maybe not. Considering how much time we spend on social media, it makes sense that our online interactions could affect our behavior IRL. And researchers ...
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The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Others on Social Media

Social media makes a lot of things easier. Keeping up with old friends. Sharing your vacation pictures. Comparing yourself to other people. It’s that last one that could be causing problems, according ...
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Teen Social Media Use – Is there a Mental Health Risk?

The use of smartphones, social media, and messaging apps are now ubiquitous in modern life for teens ages 13-17. The rates of usage in recent years are staggering and continue to grow; ...
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The Role of the Media in Body Image & Eating Disorders

Most likely, we have all known someone who suffered from some form of eating disorder.  According to the National Eating Disorder Association 20 million women and 10 million men in the US ...
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