Category Archives: Behaviors

Study: Impulsive Traits Specific to Psychopathy Predict Lifetime Patterns of Violence

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People commit violence for different reasons.

How do we measure psychopathy and how is it related to violence? According to Camp and colleagues (2013), a widely known test called the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is applied in justice contexts. Continue reading

Why We Earn Beyond Needs at the Cost of Happiness

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Overearning is a new phenomenon in human history. It means that we earn beyond our needs. It is only possible to overearn (i.e., accumulate resources) due to the efficiency and advantages of modern technology. This seems nice and innocuous, indeed, it never hurts to earn more. However, overearning has a downside as well. Continue reading

How Colors Affect Consumer Behavior (Empirical Studies)

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Colors carry meanings, and they have an impact on emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The meanings of colors are produced at an early stage of visual processing which does not require one’s awareness (Elliot & Maier, 2013). Continue reading

What Types of People Do Extreme Sports?

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Kupciw & MacGregor (2012) define high-risk sports as activities that imply a possibility of injury or death, and in order to minimize the risks associated with the sport, specialized equipment is often needed. Continue reading

Instincts Might Explain Why People Hold Prejudices

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Prejudices might originate from an innate “behavioral immune system”.

Prejudices have plausibly existed since the origins of humanity. In an evolutionary sense, prejudices might have solved an adaptive problem. Continue reading

10 Factors that Influence Help-Seeking Behaviors

In the book Medical Sociology written by David Mechanic (1978), a thorough theory of help‐seeking behavior is provided. The theory emphasizes individual differences in help-seeking behaviors. In other words, why do some people seek help, while others don’t? Continue reading

Study: Your Self-Concept Influences Your Product Choices

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Taste evaluation is not solely based on the objectivity of food, such as the biological and innate preferences for special flavors etc. Individual and cultural differences in food preferences illuminate the role of subjectivity in taste evaluation. Continue reading

Hurting You Hurts Me Too: The Psychological Costs of Hurting Someone

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To hurt others is not without a cost. Self-reports have revealed that obeying to hurt others may lead to feelings of anxiety, guilt and agitation (Milgram, 1963). We feel so because of our innate need to care about others. We are social animals so hurting others, hurts us too. Continue reading