Blog: The 21st Century Psyche

Study Shows Dogs Engage in Sneaky Behavior

By: Jenna Savage If you have an interest in animal psychology, you may have found yourself wondering if pets know just when to get away with misbehaving. If you feel that way, you may not be that far off the mark. Teaching a “leave it” command may keep your dog off of your food while […]

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Don’t Believe that Study: The Pitfalls of Psychology Experiments and Mental Health Journalism

Before you believe that psychology study headline, take a moment to consider the pitfalls of psychology experiments.

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Study Shows Office Bullying Affects Work Environments

By: Jenna Savage It’s a familiar concept – bullying leads to negativity. Research in the past has found that victims of bullying and those who witness the abuse both suffer from consequences. But that’s an area of study that is primarily concerned with children in home and school environments. However, it turns out the bullying […]

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Feeling Stressed? You’re Not Alone

By: Jenna Savage Everyone experiences stress from time to time, especially before something important, like a meeting or an exam. But for some people, stress is a constant that extends beyond the occasional event. According to a recent U.S. News & World Report, it seems as though the stress levels for young adults between 18 […]

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Unfriending on Facebook May Affect Relationships

By: Jenna Savage We’ve heard it before – be careful with what you do online. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to keep that in mind. Social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter can seem like they’re just fun ways to interact with other people, but it turns out that what happens on the Internet doesn’t stay […]

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9 Professors Advancing Mental Health Today

These professors are spending their time researching one of the biggest keys to our happiness: our mental health.

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Why People Lie

The world is full of liars from your friends telling you those pants look fine, to the nearly criminal car salesman who assures you that you’re buying a beaut’, there are a hundred little lies in a day, all of different calibers. Sometimes, being lied to doesn’t seem like such a terrible thing (do you […]

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15 Common Cognitive Distortions That May Be Behind Your Productivity Problems

By being aware of the psychological factors at play, you can actually correct your thinking and move past the cognitive distortions that are keeping you from being productive.

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5 Other Ways to Increase Happiness

By: Jenna Savage Happiness is complex and dependent upon multiple factors. As we reported previously, it can be influenced by different situations and actions. For instance, feeling powerful can increase happiness, while feeling powerless has the opposite effect. Researchers have also discovered that acts of kindness can make a person feel happy, especially if they […]

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The Psychology of Choice: 8 Remarkable Insights to Help You Make Better Decisions

Understanding the psychology behind your decisions might help you make better ones in the future.

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