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Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control

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Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

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This Month’s 10 Most Popular Psychology Articles (May’14)

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Even A Fish Can Learn (Aquarium Experiment of Classical Conditioning)

This short video shows how my aquarium fish learned to associate food with the sound of a feeder through classical conditioning. Continue reading

Who Win The Promiscuity Battle — Men or Women?

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This topic has received much attention over the years, and we all have our assumptions about it, but what does psychological research tell us about gender differences in promiscuity? Continue reading

The Brain’s Reward System: Is Dopamine the Only ‘Feel Good’ Chemical?

Much evidence has associated dopamine with the brain’s reward system. For this reason, dopamine has been called the “feel good” or pleasure chemical. Stimulation of the neurotransmitter, dopamine, makes us feel good. Continue reading

Your Self-Control Decreases Throughout the Day, Study Shows

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Good morning self-control.

New experimental research by Kouchaki & Smith (2014), published in Psychological Science in January,  shows that people are more likely to act ethically and to overcome temptation in the morning than later in the day. The authors refer to it as the morning morality effect. Continue reading

Consider This Before You Clean Up Your Room (Messy Rooms Encourage Creativity)

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Sometimes, we prefer convention such as order, rules, and tradition. Other times, we prefer to break free from convention. Both order and disorder are present in nature and culture. Continue reading

The Certainty Effect: Why We Fail at Calculating Probabilities

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