New research investigates the social rewards and personality traits that drive people's problematic use of Facebook and Snapchat.
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Psychologists call these traits the 'Big Five': openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
July 15, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus psychology social-distancing face-masks personality masks narcissism psychopathy mask-wearing openness big-five psychopath dark-triad neuroticism agreeableness personality-traits conscientiousness extraverts social-distancing-guidelines
"...we want partners who have positive qualities, but the qualities you specifically list do not actually have special predictive power for you."
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Where you spend time may shape who you are, new research shows, and spending so much time at home during the pandemic may shift your personality traits.
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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.
May 4, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus immune-system psychology sars-cov-2 disease anthony-fauci infection pathogens germs personality diseases disgust pathogen health-behaviors behavior
Whether music will fuel or distract you depends on the type of song, your personality, and what you're doing, particularly if you're working from home.
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Despite what some say about introverts and social distancing, staying home alone isn't easier for them. In fact, in some ways, extroverts may have the edge.
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There are many ways to be happy, but we can also find comfort in the knowledge that our constant dissatisfaction is what makes us human.
March 5, 2020 • ~13 min
Tags: psychology goals lifes-big-questions happiness personality
An optimistic partner may stave off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive decline as you grow old together.
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