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Are Religious People Better Adjusted Psychologically?

Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that this is only true in countries that put a high value on religion.... More>


Why Placebos Work Wonders


Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

picture of bats and moon; used for halloween pr

We all know what fear feels like, yet there is something almost perversely euphoric about having the living daylights scared right out of you. Whether by watching a nail-biting horror film or prowling through a haunted house on Halloween, there is something strangely addictive about the escapism of walking into the darkness of the unknown and the adrenaline of mastering one’s own deep-seated demons.... More>


Sexism and Gender Inequality

Individual beliefs don’t stay confined to the person who has them; they can affect how a society functions. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks at 57 countries and finds that individual sexism leads to gender equality in the society as a whole—not surprising, but the largest study to prove the relationship.... More>