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A new study finds that perfection differs from excellence, and the latter is associated with more positive outcomes, such as better academic performance and more life satisfaction.
New research suggests autonomy-supportive (compared to controlling) strategies are more effective for maintaining privacy and eliciting disclosure in a romantic relationship.
A recent study of nearly 8,000 participants examines the difference between emotional loneliness and social loneliness and the risk factors for each.
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A recent study concludes that helping to regulate another person’s emotions reduces the distress you yourself experience.
A recent study suggests that compared to others, the best performers do not give the best advice; they simply provide more of it.
A recent study suggests that leaders-to-be differ from non-leaders even before being appointed, but that they also change as they prepare for the position and during their career.
A recent study finds that even though people believe they can tell who is being authentic and who is being fake, self-rated and other-rated authenticity are not correlated.
A new study finds social rejection expectations influence the development of depression. Similarly, depression increases the likelihood of rejection expectations.
A recent study discusses the importance of self-connection and the development and validation of a self-connection scale.
Repeatedly terminating a romantic relationship and then reconciling is associated with increased anxiety and depression, according to a recent study.
A recent study finds that people with vulnerable narcissism have a tendency to fear being laughed at, but also tend to enjoy laughing at others.
A recent paper reviews the effects of sacrifice on the sacrificer, partner’s mental health, and relationship.
A recent paper suggests our beliefs are more likely to affect decision-making and behavior when they are “validated.”
A recent paper discusses a new model of what interpersonal chemistry is and how it emerges and operates.
A recent study finds that, contrary to common assumptions, women are more likely than men to engage in cyberstalking—especially certain types.
A recent paper argues that some cope with loneliness through consumption—such as buying nostalgic items or objects with human-like characteristics—which can have negative consequences.
A recent paper argues that people who are impatient lack either the ability or desire to exercise self-control—and it discusses how to overcome those obstacles.
A new investigation finds that physical warmth, just like social support, can prevent fear learning and response.
A recent research paper reviews six key ingredients of habit formation.
According to a recent paper, shame and social isolation are among the biggest cognitive risk factors for depression.
A recent paper shows that intentionally making errors when one knows the correct answer enhances learning and memory.
New findings from three studies indicate that greater power is associated with a greater tendency to assign blame.
A recent paper finds that attributing a self-control failure to external sources, rather than internal factors (e.g., lack of willpower), may prevent the “setback effect.”
A new paper suggests power avoidance is related to being afraid of responsibility or assuming power negatively affects disposition and prosocial orientation.
A recent review study discusses the importance of opportunities to observe financial decisions and spending habits in a romantic relationship.
A recent paper examines potential reasons why women initiate divorce despite divorce being more costly for women.
Arash Emamzadeh attended the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he studied genetics and psychology. He has also done graduate work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in U.S.