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Psychologists explore the possibility of using microblogs for psychoanalysis.
New research compares the personalities of adults with and without siblings.
New research explores the evolution of narcissism over the lifespan.
New research explores the personality types that respond best to confusion.
New research seeks to verify a controversial finding in personality research.
A new study finds an interesting twist in the way narcissists view intelligence.
A new study explores the possible developmental sources of rejection sensitivity.
People around the world prefer to be distracted than to think good thoughts.
A new study finds that men tend to use more abstract language than women.
A new study finds that men view past relationships with more fondness than women.
Our brains don't turn off when we fall asleep—but can they solve hard problems?
New research explores misperceptions about racial economic equality in America.
New research says yes, but it depends on your follow-through.
New research identifies personality traits that predict success in the gym.
New research examines personality differences between left and right-cradlers.
New research examines the postnatal effects of benzodiazines and z-hypnotics.
A new study explores the pros and cons of the "social media vacation" trend.
A new study suggests that nubility, not fertility, is the key to attractiveness.
New research explores adult romantic attachment styles and pronoun use.
New research adds two new "chronotypes" to the familiar morning/night dichotomy.
A new study compares friendship formation online versus in person.
A new study examines the molecular connection between diet and depression.
New research explores attitudes towards life-extending technologies.
A new study hints at a novel and promising treatment for alcohol use disorder.
A new study finds that same-sex marriage legalization reduces anti-gay bias.
Researchers tracked thousands of conversations to uncover gossip's hidden insights.
New research examines women's personality trajectories from mid- to later-life.
A new study finds heightened intimacy among couples who use marijuana together.
A new study examines the vocal characteristics of "high fertility" women.
There is mounting evidence that psilocybin can effectively treat depression.
Mark Travers, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, data enthusiast, and popular science writer.