Your personality traits can change with some work

Personality traits are stable predictors of things like income and happiness, but they can also change with effort and experience, researchers say.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | Nov. 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology emotions personality social-lives

It may not take much love to boost your well-being

There's a connection between brief feelings of non-romantic love and better psychological well-being, researchers say.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions love social-lives well-being

Friend or foe? This bundle of brain fibers lets guys know

A peak into how the brain distinguishes a friend or foe offers findings relevant to anxiety and psychosis, say researchers.

U. Queensland | Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety brains emotions perception

That sick feeling might actually be an emotion

Feeling sick is actually an emotion called "lassitude," research finds. It's likely one more way that our bodies work to help us get better.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions immune-systems

Food like tempeh tastes better with a backstory

A taste test with traditional and modern preparations of tempeh suggests knowing a food's backstory can improve its taste.

Lene Hundborg Koss-U. Copenhagen | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture emotions food indonesia soy taste

7 ways grief affects veterans

Though there's been a lot of research on PTSD and the toll of war, little research has focused on grief among veterans. A new study identifies seven themes.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression emotions military post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd suicide veterans wars

You learn more from success than failure

Though you've probably heard a lot about learning from failure, new research finds we learn a lot more from our successes.

U. Chicago | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture attention decisions emotions learning

What’s going on in the minds of thrill seekers?

A new book digs into the psychology of thrill seekers to find out why they thrive on fear. Take the quiz to see how adventurous you are.

Carol Clark-Emory | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions fear halloween holidays personality

Biased memories lead to gripes about ‘kids these days’

"Humanity has been lodging the same complaints against 'kids these days' for at least 2,600 years," if not longer. A new study suggests why.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging bias emotions intelligence memory reading

Most people don’t gain weight after a breakup

Modern humans aren't packing on pounds after breakups, research finds, though emotional eating may have served our ancestors well.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine body-weight emotions food relationships

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