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Personality, habits of thought and gender influence how we remember

Diana Yates EurekAlert CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — We all have them – positive memories of personal events that are a delight to recall, and painful recollections that we would rather forget. A new study reveals that what we do with our … Continue reading

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What Women Really Want in a Relationship

Alexandra Sifferlin Time What do women want? It’s the age-old question. But a recent study offers men a clue: women are most satisfied when their partner knows they’re upset. Huh? According to the new study [PDF], published in the Journal … Continue reading

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Focus on the Psychology of Dehumanization

In times of conflict the involved parties often see their opponents as dangerous, inhumane, or even evil. According to psychologists, when we look down on one another, see others as lesser human beings, or violate human rights, we have entered … Continue reading

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Social Control Theory

Caldwell, Beutler, Ross and Silver (2006) revealed how all persons had the basic need to feel and think well about themselves, placing self-esteem as a basic and fundamentally universal motive for human behaviors. The social control theory emphasized on the … Continue reading

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