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The Psychopathic Personality That Lacks Empathy Resembles A Frontal Brain Injury

People diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa. “Our findings show that people who have psychopathic symptoms behave as though they are suffering frontal brain damage,” said Dr. Simone Shamay-Tsoory, who conducted the […]

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Childhood Self-Control Predicts Adult Health (And Wealth)

A long-term study has found that children who scored lower on measures of self-control as young as age 3 were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles, and a criminal record by the time they reached age 32, according to an international research team led by Duke University psychologists Terrie Moffitt and […]

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Age Is Relative – Feeling Young Can Actually Improve Your Health

Maybe age really is just a number. How young or old someone feels has a huge influence on their health and how other people view them. An article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews the research and suggests that feeling young can actually make you look […]

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Attractive People Attract More Attention To Their Unique Personality Traits

Beautiful people get all of the breaks. For one thing, they are beautiful. Moreover, other people often think they have better personalities. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people not only see beautiful people more positively, but they also see the beautiful people’s “unique […]

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The Silhouette Illusion – Study Debunks Myth About This Popular Optical Illusion

A psychology professor has found that the way people perceive the Silhouette Illusion, a popular illusion that went viral and has received substantial online attention, has little to do with the viewers’ personality, or whether they are left- or right-brained, despite the fact that the illusion is often used to test these attributes in popular […]

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Reaching 100 Years Of Age May Be More About Attitude And Adaptation Than Health History

University of Georgia research has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, finding that how we feel about ourselves and our ability to adapt to an accumulation of challenging life experiences may be as or more important than health factors. The results are published in the current edition of the journal Current […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Associated With Maladaptive Personality Features And Personality Disorders

A soon to be published study suggests that chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with an increased prevalence of maladaptive personality features and personality disorders. Researchers found that this might be associated with being non-compliant with treatment suggestions, displaying unhealthy behavioral strategies, and lacking a stable social environment. The results are to be published in the […]

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Positive Adult Interactions During Childhood Can Guard Against Personality Disorders

Learning a hobby or other complex task in childhood with assistance from a trusted adult may help guard against the emergence of a personality disorder (PD) later on in life, reports a study in the current issue of the journal, Development and Psychopathology. Spending time with a child by reading with them, helping with homework, […]

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