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How Collectivism Protects Against Contagious Fear

People who reported greater perceived risk of Ebola infection were more likely to report xenophobic attitudes, but feeling a sense of belonging and connection to others can mitigate this link. ... More>


Neuroticism Predicts Anxiety and Depression Disorders

Teens with high levels of trait neuroticism were much more likely to develop both anxiety and depression disorders than those with lower neuroticism scores, longitudinal data showed. ... More>


Genetic Variations Linked with Social and Economic Success

Psychological characteristics link genes with upward social mobility, according to data collected from almost 1000 individuals over four decades. ... More>


When Looking Like a Leader Derails the Group

Experiments show that people who display the powerful, confident body language associated with leadership tend to dominate decision making—even when their ideas were entirely incorrect. ... More>


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