A Study of 65,000 Participants Shows How People are Attachted to Their Partners


How are people attached to their partners?

A study by Mickelson and colleagues (1997) examined 65,000 participants and their attachment styles, with an equal distribution of men and women. Continue reading

How Attachment Styles Affect Relationships


Klohnen & Bera (1998) conducted a longitudinal study over a period of 31 years. 142 women were involved, and they were interviewed in a time interval of 10 years about their attachments to their respective partners, and their general experiences with relationships. Continue reading

Stress Scores for Different Life Events (The Social Readjustment Rating Scale)


Holmes & Rahe (1967) created a social readjustment rating scale (SRRS), in which different life events result in different stress scores. Indeed, SRRS is one of the most well-known and researched measures of life event stress (Crandall, 1992). Continue reading

The Halo Effect: Why We Judge People From First Hand Impressions

The halo effect is a cognitive bias, and it represents the idea that overall impressions dominate the way we perceive others.

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Early Signs of Extraordinary Abilities Predict Success


Kell and colleagues (2013) published a longitudinal study on highly gifted individuals. The authors wanted to examine whether the talents of these individuals predicted their future success such as work and study accomplishments. 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


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

An Exploration of the Differences Between Early Birds and Night Owls

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Why is it that some people prefer to stay up until late in the evening, and others go to bed early? Do you consider yourself an early bird or a night owl? Continue reading