Exerting force away from the self, such as knocking on wood, after tempting fate makes people feel better.
Symptoms of depression correlate with difficulty distinguishing between similar, but separate things.
Employees are less fatigued if they choose to eat a desk lunch than if they feel pressured to.
Women who reported more stressors experienced more distress over the course of their lives and higher rates of dementia.
Readers of fiction (romance more so than science fiction, suspense, or domestic) were better at picking up emotion in the eyes of others.
Subjects who underwent exposure therapy while asleep showed reduced fear responses both while sleeping and after waking.
If parents are the type to give more resources to daughters whose partners aren't big providers, they're more likely to prefer mates who can provide.
Receptors that signal the brain when the stomach is full can become desensitized by obesity, and that doesn't seem to improve with weight loss.
When physicians were offered financial incentives, more patients reached health goals.
Testicle size is inversely correlated with parental nurturing.
The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers
Men felt worse about themselves and the future of their relationships in the face of a female partner’s success.
A personality trait called "dispositional attitude" can predict whether people will like or dislike something new.
For those who already like negotiating, physical arousal can give an advantage. For those who don’t, it’s better to stay relaxed.
Shortening the workweek didn't improve people's job or life satisfaction.
The compound resveratrol, believed to benefit longevity and heart health for its antioxidant properties, seemed to undermine the cardiovascular benefits of exercise in a small study.
Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.
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Students who sniffed oxytocin ("the love hormone") were more likely to maintain trust in others after getting their feelings hurt.