Does your community have a personality type?
Do counties and regions of countries who differ in political ideology differ in personality as well? Are people who ‘fit’ their communities healthier, happier, or more highly achieving than those who do not?
Optimistic thinking linked with lower cognitive abilities
This interesting new research shows how excessive optimism is associated with lower cognitive skills, and reveals those high on cognitive ability, tend to be more realistic in expectations about the future.
Genes influence whether infants prefer to look at faces or non-social objects
This article looks at how early behaviors, like looking at faces and eyes or non-social objects, differs between infants. Could this research reveal how a child is more likely to communicate later in life?
Founder personality could predict start-up success
The rate of success in start-ups is statistically low. So, what makes the seemingly lucky few not only survive, but thrive?
Psychopathic traits behind the rise and fall of Madoff
"There are likely to be plenty of people in the world of corporate finance with similar psychopathic traits to Bernie Madoff."
If it pays to be a jerk, why isn't everyone that way?
Science confirms, yet again, that brutish behavior can be an effective path to power.
People save more money when their goals fit their personality traits
Saving is difficult – it requires us to overcome the psychological hurdle of making a sacrifice in the present to benefit us in the future.
Dark personality traits make people susceptible to fake news
The stronger the "dark factor of personality" of the participants, i.e. the more pronounced their self-interest at the expense of others, the more they doubted there was a difference between scientific findings and mere opinions.
Stereotypes of middle-aged women as less 'nice' can hold them back at work
Both men and women are perceived as more capable as they get older, but only women are seen as less warm as they age—causing them to be judged more harshly.
Leadership online: Charisma matters most in video communication
Communication through digital channels offers fewer opportunities to motivate people and show charisma, presenting new challenges for managers. The good news: a charismatic leadership style can be learned.
Switching social identities happens seamlessly
Each person has multiple social identities, such as: employee, parent, young person, friend or even fan of a particular sports team. People can switch quite rapidly between these identities with no apparent difficulty.
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