Facebook is one of many social network sites (SNS) where people present themselves in certain ways and maintain their relationships, but what does research say about the characteristics of individuals who use SNSs more than others? Do they differ on personality characteristics? In fact, evidence shows that this might be the case.
A study by Elliott and colleagues (2003), published in The Journal of Neuroscience, used a functional magnetic resonance imaging technique (fMRI) to identify the brain areas that are affected by rewards. The parametric technique is a way of investigating how the brain becomes activated when it is exposed to the reinforcement of money. Continue reading →
To know oneself (or one’s self) is in fact a life long project. We spend a huge amount of time to get to know people and hereafter we analyze them in order to make sense of what they are doing, and why they are doing so. Continue reading →
One of the grandfathers of personality psychology, Erik Erikson, wrote an interesting article about this subject. Erikson (1970) found that identity crisis is one of the most important conflicts that an individual will face in its developmental course. Continue reading →