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Feelings of Failure, Not Violent Content, Foster Aggression in Video Gamers

The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of...

Fear of being single leads people to settle for less in...

Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto...

Divided we stand: US regions exhibit distinct personalities

Americans with similar temperaments are so likely to live in the same areas that a map of the country can be divided into regions...

Dishonest deeds lead to ‘cheater’s high,’ as long as no one...

People who get away with cheating when they believe no one is hurt by their dishonesty are more likely to feel upbeat than remorseful...

Men feel worse about themselves when female partners succeed

Deep down, men may not bask in the glory of their successful wives or girlfriends. While this is not true of women, men's subconscious...

Gossip has social and psychological benefits

For centuries, gossip has been dismissed as salacious, idle chatter that can damage reputations and erode trust. But a new study from the University...

Creative types more likely to cheat

Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to...

Ignorance breeds aversion on social issues

The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming...

Depression and anxiety differentially influence physical symptom reporting

Researchers have for decades hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms, like headaches or an upset stomach. But a new University of Iowa study suggests that two negative emotions -- - depression and...

A grudge match between humanity and death — who wins?

FAIRFAX, Va., February 28, 2011 -- Death can be terrifying. Recognizing that death is inescapable and unpredictable makes us incredibly vulnerable, and can invoke feelings of anxiety, hatred and fear. But new research by George Mason University psyc...

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