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Being in power does not always magnify personality

Being in power does not always magnify personality | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
"If you want to test a man's character, give him power," said Abraham Lincoln. It's a truism that power magnifies personality -- but is it true? A new study says no.
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The Pot and the Kettle – Both Still Black

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It’s an age-old phenomenon: people are guilty of the very fault they find in others. In psychology terms, ethical dissonance.

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Young Adult: The New Borderline Personality Disorder in Cinema

Young Adult: The New Borderline Personality Disorder in Cinema | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

What's the most significant thing about "Fatal Attraction?" Viewers watched Alex Forrest and began to link the behavior and inner life of this troubled figure with BPD in a process that continues to cement in the mainstream mindset to this day.

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The Dark Side of Creativity

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Creative individuals are more likely to be arrogant, good liars, distrustful, dishonest and maybe just a little crazy—OK, let’s say eccentric.
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What Your Favorite Porn Says About Who You Are

What Your Favorite Porn Says About Who You Are | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Sex scenes on film can be the window to your psyche

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New treatment for chronic depression targets personality style

New treatment for chronic depression targets personality style | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with psychologists from six other universities, have started a study to assess the impact of a new psychological therapy for chronic, or treatment-resistant, depression (Refractory Depression).

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A Sense of Self

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Are people geared to following such a totally existential and materialistic day-to-day existence that the incredibly complex range of their personal ‘inner life' becomes less and less active?

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What Your Facebook Picture Reveals About You

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A new study surveyed 92 college students during their first semester at school, who had a Facebook profile picture that could be coded for smile intensity, and followed them for 3.5 years.

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Personality, habits of thought and gender influence how we remember

Personality, habits of thought and gender influence how we remember | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
We all have them -- positive memories of personal events that are a delight to recall, and painful recollections that we would rather forget.
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Diversity in Science Carnival: Imposter Syndrome

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Don't forget that Sci is hosting the Diversity in Science Carnival this month on the theme of Imposter Syndrome!

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The Many Ways Science Has (Wrongly) Assessed Your Personality

The Many Ways Science Has (Wrongly) Assessed Your Personality | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
What if someone could figure out your personality without actually taking the time to talk to you? What if there was a simple test that could figure out exactly what sort of person you are?
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Facebook or Twitter: What does your choice of social networking site say about you?

Facebook or Twitter: What does your choice of social networking site say about you? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A new study asks whether and how the way people use these sites is related to their personality, and whether there are personalty differences between people who prefer one site over the other.

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Hope For Those With A Depressive Disposition

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Good news for the 13 per cent of the population with depressive personality traits: their negative outlook does not have to be permanent.
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Teens who express own views with mom resist peer pressures best

Teens who express own views with mom resist peer pressures best | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Teens who more openly express their own viewpoints in discussions with their moms, even if their viewpoints disagree, are more likely than others to resist peer pressure to use drugs or drink.
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Psychology at the end of the world

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Epic adventures into the world's last wildernesses often prompt poetic reflection about the triumph of the human spirit. Such expeditions also attract the scientific eye of psychologists, who are interested in studying what happens to the human psyche and social relationships under extreme conditions.

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