Psychology

Your level of belief in pure evil has influence on your feelings about capital punishment, according to a new Kansas State University psychology study. The investigation of how beliefs in pure evil influence how people treat those who committed crimes was carried out by Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychological sciences, with Russell Webster at… Read more

Perfectionists who set impossibly high standards for other people have a bit of a dark side. They tend to be antisocial, narcissistic, and to have an aggressive sense of humor. And they don’t care much about social norms or readily fit into the bigger social picture. So says Joachim Stoeber of the University of Kent… Read more

Did you know that gratitude can have a tremendous impact on your health? A recent study, titled The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-Being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients1, found that it plays an important part in overall well-being. The study found that being thankful helped improve the health of heart disease patients. Gratitude was… Read more

How cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain has been illuminated, in a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, by researchers in the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. The discovery opens the door to developing treatments that could blunt the effects of cocaine and… Read more

Some of the top social media sites feature images of very thin women that could be harmful to those who see them, whether they’re seeking them or not, according to new research. Researchers in the department of communication at the University of California, Davis, examined about 300 photographs from Twitter and Pinterest posts that used… Read more