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Keeping Emotions in Check May Not Always Benefit Psychological Health

Being able to regulate your emotions is important for well-being, but new research suggests that a common emotion regulation strategy called “cognitive reappraisal” may...

Big Salary Hikes Today Could Lead to a Psychological Fall Tomorrow

Think hefty merit raises, commissions, and bonus structures are the best motivators? Maybe not. Such remuneration schemes can actually backfire. Staff morale can take a...
Physical combat tied to memory loss, impairment

Tip-of-the-tongue moments may be benign

Despite the common fear that those annoying tip-of-the-tongue moments are signals of age-related memory decline, the two phenomena appear to be independent, according to...

Study: ‘Brain training’ may boost working memory, but not intelligence

Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it's not hard to see why — who wouldn't want to give their mental abilities...

On the political fringes, feelings of superiority abound

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority...

Warning of potential side effects of a product can increase its...

Drug ads often warn of serious side effects, from nausea and bleeding to blindness, even death. New research suggests that, rather than scaring consumers...

Disaster relief donations track number of people killed, not number of...

People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much...

After the storms, a different opinion on climate change

Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change, according to new research. In the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy,...

Diminishing fear vicariously by watching others

Phobias — whether it's fear of spiders, clowns, or small spaces — are common and can be difficult to treat. New research suggests that...

Everyday sadists take pleasure in others’ pain

Most of the time, we try to avoid inflicting pain on others — when we do hurt someone, we typically experience guilt, remorse, or...

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