Personality/Social

THE MIND OF DONALD TRUMP

The Atlantic: In 2006, Donald Trump made plans to purchase the Menie Estate, near Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to convert the dunes and grassland into a luxury golf resort. He and the estate’s owner, Tom Griffin, sat down to discuss the transaction at the Cock & Bull restaurant. Griffin recalls that Trump was 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

Withdrawn Children Show Predictable Brain Activity During Social Interactions

A study using functional MRI brain scans reveals certain areas of the brain have higher activity in children who are socially withdrawn or reticent compared to children who are not withdrawn. In the study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers recorded children’s brain More

Psychological Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

A total of 11 psychological scientists, all of whom are APS Fellows, have been elected as members of the 2016 class of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The academy is “one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business More

Does More Sex Lead to a Better Relationship?

Shape: We’ve all got those friends who swear they’re super satisfied with their relationship even though the last time they got busy was weeks ago. Well, according to a new study, they’re not just B.S.-ing you—or, at least, they don’t realize they are. (Psst…Ever wonder how often other people are More