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Brain size may determine whether you are good at keeping friends

Brain size may determine whether you are good at keeping friends | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers are suggesting that there is a link between the number of friends you have and the size of the region of the brain -- known as the orbital prefrontal cortex -- that is found just above the eyes.
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Friendship makes a difference in stress regulation

Friendship makes a difference in stress regulation | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A nationwide Dutch study of 100 fourth graders sought to determine whether victimization and exclusion by peers were related to increases in cortisol (a stress hormone), and whether friendships moderated this association.
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People-Pleasers Feel Pressure To Eat When They Believe It Will Help Another Person Feel More Comfortable

People-Pleasers Feel Pressure To Eat When They Believe It Will Help Another Person Feel More Comfortable | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
If you are a people-pleaser who strives to keep your social relationships smooth and comfortable, you might find yourself overeating in certain social situations like Super Bowl watch parties.
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Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Judge a Man by His Face

Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Judge a Man by His Face | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

How do we perceive someone we’ve only just met? How do we judge him, assign him to some sort of category in our mind, explain to ourselves what he is and what he is likely to be?

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