Human Psychology Articles

Money Can't Buy Happiness
Well, at least that was the conclusion drawn by research that took a look at the relationship between money and happiness. Personally, I know I'd be a lot happier if I had a couple million bucks sitting in the bank. But, hey, I'm 64 years old as I write these words and getting to be old and in the way, at least that's a rational conclusion to draw if one looks at Department of Labor hiring statistics for aging baby boomers like moi.

Six Tips for a Healthy Relationship
In this detailed and informative article that's also a lot of fun to read, Dr. Kim shares a lot of valuable insights on how to maintain and nurture a healthy relationship with your life's partner. Newlyweds as well as old timers will find the tips here very useful in smoothing out the rough edges found in almost all long-term relationships.

Watching Sexy Movies with Parents and Relatives
This article discusses the psychology of how you feel and act when watching a sexy movie with parents or relatives. Must reading for those who get trapped in this awkward situation.

New Theory of Self-Deception
Self-deception is a common everyday phenomenon. Someone who sees the facts, but refuses to admit them, is generally described as unreasonable - wrongly, say two German university researchers.

"Fused" People Eager to Die and Kill for Their Group
People with extremely strong ties to their countries or groups are not only willing, but eager, to sacrifice themselves to save their compatriots, according to psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

The Surprising Effects of Posture
The latest research from Ohio University by psychology professor Richard Petty claims the effect of posture is even more profound, “But it turns out that our posture can also affect how we think about ourselves. If you sit up straight, you end up convincing yourself by the posture you’re in.”

Behavior Problems in School Linked to Two Family Types
An interesting 2010 psychology study confirms that unhappy families, in fact, are unhappy in two distinct ways. Because of this unhappiness, the children in these families often have behavior problems in school.

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