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Four Brain Modes Push Us Towards Distinct Personas

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:14

A psychologist and writer introduce their Theory of Cognitive Modes, which explains personality according to the interplay between the 'top-brain' and 'bottom-brain' and the emergence of four states.


US Personality Map Breaks Down Population: Health More Important On Coasts

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 15:38

Researchers have created personality maps according to the US population, affirming several geographical stereotypes.


Neuroticism Could Cause Fertility Rates To Drop Across The Globe

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:49

Fertility rates are declining in some parts of the world, and according to Norwegian researchers, it could be partially due to people's personality traits, among a number of other social factors.

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Like Rocky Road? Well, You're A Jerk: Ice Cream Decodes Personality Traits

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 13:25

Baskin Robbins and a Chicago-based psychologist investigate what your favorite ice cream flavor says about your personality.

Enjoying Spicy Food Is About Seeking Sensations, Not Desensitization To The Spice

Enjoying Spicy Food Is About Seeking Sensations, Not Desensitization To The Spice

By | Wed, 07/17/2013 - 21:58

A number of theories, including desensitization, have tried to determine why people love spicy food. Now a new study finds that it's all about people's personalities.

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Weight Gain Associated With More Impulsiveness

By | Mon, 05/06/2013 - 23:22

A new study found that a person who gains weight will also gain impulsiveness and more deliberation.

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What Your Choice in Wine Reveals About Your Personality

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 15:11

Apparently, it is indeed possible to distinguish a person's personality from their drink of choice - if that drink of choice is wine.


Why People Fall for Bad Boys and Mean Girls

By | Tue, 11/27/2012 - 15:05

Recent research has found that people with so-called dark personality traits - narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism - are rated as more attractive than their more ethical, less selfish peers.

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Why Neuroticism Could Actually Lower Your Risk for Chronic Diseases

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 14:31

One may not logically assume that neurotic personalities have better health than other people.


Racial Bias Revealed: The Reason Why "They All Look Alike"

By | Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:43

New research has finally revealed why many individuals have a hard time recognizing others from a different race.

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Your Success and Personality as an Adult Could Be Found in the Sandbox of Your Youth

By | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 16:57

Who will you be in the future? Don't try to answer that question, instead turn to your childhood playmate. A 30-year study from Concordia University in Canada found that childhood playmates, not the individual, are better at predicting future success and personality.

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Eye Color Can Be Window Into Your Personality

By | Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:05

While the connection between personality and eye color may seem strange and weak, researchers believe that the link has evolutionary roots.


Creative Personalities Have Longer Lives, Study Says

By | Mon, 09/10/2012 - 13:17

Creative thinking lowers stress and boosts the brain's ability to keep itself healthy.

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It's Not Pretty: Beautiful People Tend to Have Ugly Values

By | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 16:50

Beautiful people, researchers say, are more likely to be conformist and less likely to be empathetic.

Abusive Childhood Increases Risk of Drug Addiction

By | Fri, 08/31/2012 - 15:21

An abusive childhood leads to personality changes that, in turn, increase risk of drug addiction later in life, according to a study by University of Cambridge researchers.