Brooding Russians: Less distressed than Americans
Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy portrayed Russians as a brooding, complicated people, and ethnographers have confirmed that Russians tend to focus on dark feelings and memories more than Westerners do. But a new University of Michigan ...
Study shows red pen use by instructors leads to more negative response
Life lessons: Where psychology stands on living well
Unfortunately for us, there is no formula for fulfillment or guide to life satisfaction; however, humans have turned to philosophy, religion and science time and again for answers to our existential questions. We may have ...
Creative types handle negative feelings better than others
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine someone sitting on the floor with his or her head buried in their arms and leaning on the couch. Is this person crying, sleeping, sick, dizzy or playing hide and seek? The ability ...
Going along means getting along—and that's not always good, study finds
(Phys.org)—Caving in to social pressure—such as saying that you love a movie because friends do—makes for good vibes about being part of a group and can produce more of the same conduct, according to ...
Socioeconomic Desegregation Alone Is Not Effective in Improving Classroom Performance
Although past research has linked academic achievement gains to socioeconomic desegregation in schools, a new analysis reveals some hidden academic and psychological risks of integrating low-income students in schools with ...
Prayer increases forgiveness
We have all been guilty of a transgression at one time or another. That's because we're not perfect. We all commit hurtful acts, violate trust, and hope for forgiveness.
Packing your troubles away actually works says new paper
Finding it hard to get over a failed love interest? Just can't get details of a bad financial move out of your head?
Consumers beware: In reality, luxury cars don't make us feel better
If you think driving a luxury car like a BMW, Lexus or Cadillac makes you feel better -- think again, says a University of Michigan researcher.
The bitter breakup: What happens when consumers dump their brands?
It's just like a bad breakup: People get emotional when they end a relationship with a brand. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research examines what happens when people turn their backs on the brands they once loved. ...
Shoppers who try harder to estimate spend more
(PhysOrg.com) -- The harder consumers try to track how much their groceries will cost, the worse they do, according to a new study co-authored by Brian Wansink in the March issue of the Journal of Marketing.
Research busts myth that "Pakeha" is a derogatory term
The recurrent myth that the label "Pākehā" is derogatory is challenged by the latest findings from the large scale New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study. The study found generally positive feelings between Māori and New ...
Relationship troubles? Some sad music might help you feel better
Consumers experiencing relationship problems are more likely to prefer aesthetic experiences that reflect their negative mood, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Grocery shoppers who try harder to track costs do worse, study finds
Almost one in three U.S. households shop on a budget -- and one in six can only afford basic necessities. So it's no wonder that 78 percent of budget shoppers -- twice as many as those who shop without a budget ...