Is Difficult Better? Study Reveals We Tend to Ignore Simple Items While Pursuing Goals
Try the following experiment with two young children. To one child, hold a toy out just beyond their grasp and watch them bounce all over the place trying to reach it. With the second child
Rich Man, Poor Man: Study shows body language can indicate socioeconomic status
Socioeconomic status (SES) is determined by a number of factors such as wealth, occupation and schools attended. SES influences the food we eat, hobbies we participate in and can even have an impact on our
The Irony of Harmony: Why Positive Interactions May Sometimes be Negative
History abounds with examples of dramatic social change occurring when a disadvantaged group finally stands up and says “Enough!”. By recognizing their inequalities, members of disadvantaged groups can mobilize and attempt to bring about change.
Driving Under the Influence (of Stress): Regional Effects of 9/11 Attacks on Driving
The September 11 terrorist attacks had a profound impact on this country’s psyche. Eight years after the attacks, we are still learning how those terrible events affected us. A number of studies have shown that
Making the Most of It: Study Reveals Motivating Factor for Enjoying the Present
It is common knowledge that when something becomes scarce, its value goes up. This concept does not just apply to material goods—time can be an extremely valuable commodity, especially when it is in short supply.
New Study Explores Social Comparison in Early Childhood
It has been shown (and probably experienced by all of us) that performing worse than our peers on a particular task results in negative self-esteem and poorer subsequent performance on the same task. How people