Belongingness

Share the love! Being aroused makes you more likely to send information to other people, study finds

news.com Australia: DEAR reader, you’re an idiot. And you smell bad. And nobody likes you. And, according to one professor, you’re more likely to share this story with your friends if you took those insults to heart. A new study published in Psychological Science suggests that being aroused makes people More

Fear, anger prompt us to share stories, messages

Yahoo News: Certain emotions like fear, anger or plain amusement prompt us to share articles, news and stories with our friends and acquaintances. According to a University of Pennsylvania research, these emotions are characterized by high arousal and action, unlike sadness or contentment, emotions linked with low arousal or inaction. More

Psychologists, Science Journalists Duel Over Cigarette Warnings

The Wall Street Journal: What does the psychological research say about the effectiveness of putting graphic images on cigarette packs? I haven’t had a chance to sort through the original research articles myself, but science journalists are presenting some seriously variant conclusions. According to ScienceInsider,”Scary New Cigarette Labels Not Based More