Competition

Olympic Victory And Defeat, Frame By Frame

NPR: It may sound trite, but the Olympic Games truly are a chance to witness what unites us all as human beings: Our joy in triumph and our anguish in defeat. David Matsumoto believes this truism, but on an entirely different level. Matsumoto is a professor of psychology at San More

The real reason some people end up with partners who are way more attractive

The Washington Post: You’ve probably come across those couples where one partner is significantly more attractive than the other. It’s often fodder for fictional comedy – think of oafish Homer and demure Marge in “The Simpsons,” Peter and Lois Griffin in “Family Guy,” or this fake article in the Onion. In More

Fewer Romantic Prospects May Lead to Riskier Investments

Encountering information suggesting that it may be tough to find a romantic partner shifts people’s decision making toward riskier options, according to new findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Environmental cues indicating that one will have a relatively More