How investors can avoid the ‘infatuation effect’

"Becoming mentally fixated on a particular investment is a very common trap, even among experienced investors." Here's how you can avoid it.

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture decisions emotions investments money

Lack of vitamin D as a kid may lead to acting out as a teen

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood could lead to rule-breaking behavior as well as anxious and depressed moods later on in life.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression emotions mood teenagers vitamin-d

Neighbors’ houses can make you feel worse about your own

If your neighbors' houses are bigger than yours, you may be less likely to feel satisfied with your own home, researchers say.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions housing perception size social-lives

Talk about loss to boost support for environmental causes

New research highlights a way of talking about environmental causes that appeals to both liberals and conservatives.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation emotions politics public-policy rhetoric

Green in cities gives mental health a boost

Contact with nature can boost well-being and help address mental illness. A new tool could help city planners integrate these benefits into cities.

Michelle Ma-Washington | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine cities emotions mental-health nature

Even young kids can learn who to trust to be fair with money

Experiments with puppets and fake money show little kids can learn who to trust to make investment choices that benefit everyone from an early age.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions money social-lives trust

Lying messes with your assessment of others’ emotions

One consequence of lying is a diminished ability to read other people's emotions. Plus, there's a snowball effect.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions honesty jobs social-lives

Feeling fond of robots makes for better teams

Teamwork improves when we develop an emotional attachment to the robots on our teams, research finds. But can it go too far?

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology emotions jobs robots social-lives

10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

How do brands build a "cool" image? What makes cool brands fall off? New research identifies the 10 factors that matter most.

Greta Guest-Michigan | July 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business clothing consumers emotions marketing trends

People with mental health disorders amend the descriptions

People with diagnosed mental health disorders got to give input on diagnostic guidelines for the first time. Here's what they changed.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bipolar-disorder depression emotions schizophrenia stigma

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