Certain genes and personality traits may explain why some people can hardly function the day after a night of drinking.
Do we really have ‘core memories’ that shape our personality? The science says things are a little more complicated.
COVID-related changes in our personalities could go some way to explaining the widespread decrease in wellbeing.
Researchers have long differed on whether growing up with a sister or brother influences who we become as adults. New research using big data aims to finally settle the argument.
The end of the TV show ‘Better Call Saul’ wraps up the story of Saul Goodman. A clinical neuropsychologist analyzes the character’s progression from a small-time con man to a ‘criminal’ lawyer.
Study after study has shown that men tend to be more willing to put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Why some men rise to the occasion – and others don’t – has been a bit trickier to pin down.
We discovered that the ability to be flexible and change behaviour in certain circumstances is just as important for birds as people.
We may not be attracted to movie violence as much as people think.
Some narcissists want to feel included in by the group whereas others don’t really care.
Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
Popular opinion has it that introverts are thriving in lockdown – but studies paint a different picture.
Grandiose narcissists do not, or even cannot, recognise and acknowledge a failure could be their own.
How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
Psychologists call these traits the ‘Big Five’: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
Our study looked at both identical and non-identical sets of twins. We found that how sensitive you are is actually inherited genetically.
The divide transcends partisan bickering. Some people really do recoil at the imposition of strict rules, while others become anxious when rules aren’t followed.
Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
The COVID-19 lockdown will affect people differently depending on their personality.
Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of ‘it won’t happen to me’ that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
If you know your own personality traits, you might then be better placed to resist your worst unthinking impulses in a time of high anxiety.