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BOSTON, Mass. (November 9, 2010)—For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. According to the United Nations, that urban head count tallies up to more than half of the world’s 6.7 billion people.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – People with relatively extreme opinions may be more willing to publicly share their views than those with more moderate views, according to a new study. The key is that the extremists have to believe that more people share their views than actually do, the research found.
Higher Generalized Trust Predicts Lie Detection Ability Abstract This research used a job interview context to investigate the relationship between peoples’ degrees of generalized trust—their default assessments of the likely trustworthiness of others—and their ability to detect lies.
Can language shape how we think? A Stanford researcher says yes, and her work speaks volumes about what makes people tick. By Joan O'C. Hamilton Lera Boroditsky's journey to answer one of psychology's most intriguing and fractious questions has been a curious one. She's spent hours showing Spanish-speakers videos of balloons popping, eggs cracking and paper ripping.
"Self Actualization is the intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately, of what the organism is."
OPTIMISM INCLUDES the assumption I can do something to change this situation for the better . Defeatism or pessimism includes the assumption probably nothing I do will make any difference . Of course, when you're optimistic, you are more willing to take action to change things for the better, which increases the likelihood that things will change for the better.
11 July 2000 What Your Handshake Says About You by Kate Melville
Image: KEITH ELLENBOGEN Sleep aids memory. Whether tested in animals or humans, studies have shown that sense memories--such as learning a certain sequence of dance steps--take root more solidly when paired with adequate rest. Now new research shows that so-called declarative memories--such as a sequence of facts--also benefit from slumber, especially when subjects are challenged with subsequent, competing information. Jeffrey Ellenbogen of Harvard Medical School and his colleagues recruited 60 healthy subjects--excluding night owls, the restless and the lethargic--and asked them to memorize 20 pairs of random words, such as blanket and village.
The trait of extraversion–introversion is a central dimension of human personality theories. The terms introversion and extraversion were first popularized by Carl Jung , [ 1 ] although both the popular understanding and psychological usage differ from his original intent. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved, quiet, shy behavior. [ 2 ] Virtually all comprehensive models of personality include these concepts in various forms. Examples include the Big Five model , Jung's analytical psychology , Hans Eysenck 's three-factor model , Raymond Cattell 's 16 personality factors , the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory , and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator . Extraversion and introversion are typically viewed as a single continuum .
Giving a closer listen to a sound most of us try to avoid – fingernails scraping on a chalkboard – has won Vanderbilt psychologist Randolph Blake an unusual and coveted award, the Ig Nobel Prize. The prizes, awarded annually by the Society for Improbable Research since 1991, are given to research that “makes people laugh and then makes them think.” The society receives thousands of nominations each year for the awards, which are covered by press around the globe. “It came absolutely out of the blue,” Blake said of learning he was a 2006 winner. “I was flabbergasted that it got nominated and was awarded this prize.” The award ceremony – which was attended by over 1,200 people and included someone scraping their fingernails on a chalkboard on the stage - took place Oct. 5 at Harvard University.
Welcome to the 'beautycheck' homepage! If you take a look at the picture to the left, you will quite certainly think that this is a very beautiful face. But what makes you be so sure about that?
21 June 2006 Addicted To Knowledge by Kate Melville
If you happened to have been born between about 1978 and 1981, there’s a fair chance you count yourself an obsessive of the Southern California rock band Weezer. The affection would not make sense to those even just a bit older or younger, who might regard Weezer’s guitar pop as clever and pleasing but also somewhat too shallow to have much lasting significance. Those of a certain age, though, experienced the group’s 1994 eponymous debut release, known to fans as the Blue Album, as a thing of precise and overflowing emotion — 10 tracks that functioned like keys to secret locks in the teenage brain, opening up all the awkwardness and anxiousness of those melodramatic high school years. We all have music like this, music that burns into the soul when we’re young and remains essential for the rest of time. For me it was the Blue Album and anything the Smashing Pumpkins did up until about 1998.
28 April 2006 Sexual Success And The Schizoid Factor By Rusty Rockets Ever wondered why uncouth, scruffy rock musicians are pursued by legions of doting, lovelorn female fans? Or why women threw themselves at Pablo Picasso?