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Boredom can lead to more extreme political views, finds new study

Jul 10, 2016

Boredom can lead to more extreme political views, finds new study

Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study which suggests that people who are easily restless tended to endorse more extreme political beliefs. #London #Psychology #BodyAndSoul #boredom #political views #King's College #European Journal of Social Psychology
From criticism to unconditional love: Decoding the Argentina-Lionel Messi relationship

Jun 29, 2016

From criticism to unconditional love: Decoding the Argentina-Lionel Messi relationship

Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis. #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Psychology #Diego Maradona #Argentina #SportsTracker
'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us

May 01, 2016

'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us

Labels can help us better navigate the world. But they can also be restrictive, especially when used in the context of mental health and identity. #Psychology #LGBT #Identity #Sexuality #Abnormal psychology #Schizophrenia #ADHD #Labelling #heterosexual #LGBTQ #Homosexual #FWeekend #DSM-V #danger of labels
How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's | Reuters

Apr 07, 2016

How psychology can help end a war, even Syria's | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People's self-esteem, their need to gain approval or avoid humiliation are psychological drivers that help fuel conflicts, and must be factored into attempts to bring about peace, an expert said late on Wednesday. Like most individuals, leaders of countries or armed groups may go to great lengths to protect their self-esteem, and this can make them deaf to reason, said Paul Randolph, a mediation expert at Regent's University London and author of a new book on the issue. He said fear of humiliation has played a significant part in prolonging Syria's conflict, which has entered its sixth year. #Europe #Psychology #Argentina #Latin America #article
It's all inside your head: The psychology of love and attraction

Feb 14, 2016

It's all inside your head: The psychology of love and attraction

As far back as one can remember, humans have been trying to understand love and attraction. And after decades of research and social experiments, the ode to understanding them might finally be seeing that elusive light at the end of the tunnel. #Psychology #Plato #love ##LoveSexMorality #Sternberg #Love Theory #Theodore Newcomb #Attraction
Want to beat alcoholism? Get married, says new study

Aug 04, 2015

Want to beat alcoholism? Get married, says new study

Marriage can cause dramatic reduction in alcohol intake even among people with severe drinking problems, according to a new study. #Life #Marriage #Psychology #Study #WeirdNews #alcoholism #research
Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?

Nov 08, 2013

Look closely at Google's Rorschach doodle: What do you see?

If one were to analyse Google today, you would infer that it is clever, social, has a great sense of humour. #ThingsWeLike #Psychology #Google doodle #Hermann Rorschach #Rorschach test #ink blot #Freud
Uttarakhand musings: Why does tragedy strike pious people?

Jun 27, 2013

Uttarakhand musings: Why does tragedy strike pious people?

When people who go on a pilgrimage suffer grievous tragedy, it seems fair to ask: what is faith worth if it cannot buy insurance from heartbreaks? #Religion #Faith #Psychology #Uttarakhand floods #Resilience