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Economy

HAPPY ADOLESCENTS 'LIKELY TO HAVE HIGHER INCOME, AS ADULTS

Money, as Spike Milligan noted, can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Meditation techniques

Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors in Teachers, Study Finds

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed – and more compassionate and aware of others’ feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with the most current scientific methods for regulating emotions.

Social Psychology

Traumatic Experiences May Make You Tough

Your parents were right: Hard experiences may indeed make you tough. Psychological scientists have found that, while going through many experiences like assault, hurricanes, and bereavement can be psychologically damaging, small amounts of trauma may help people develop resilience.

Scientific research

Yawns More Contagious Between Loved Ones

Yawns are more contagious between family members and friends than strangers, a new study found.

Social Psychology

Social Networks make you more cooperative

Rand, a post-doctoral fellow in Harvard’s Department of Psychology and a Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology, is the lead author of a new paper, which found that dynamic, complex social networks encourage their members to be friendlier and more cooperative, with the possible payoff coming in an expanded social sphere, while selfish behavior can lead to an individual being shunned from the group and left – literally – on their own.

Economy

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

We created the money with the ability to concentrate large quantities, instead of using it as a tool that would facilitate the exchange, collaboration, information. With disastrous results (Ed)

Social Psychology

Babies Show Sense of Fairness, Altruism as Early as 15 Months

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2011) — A new study presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy. Babies as young as 15 months perceived the difference between equal and unequal distribution of food, and their awareness of equal rations was linked to their willingness to share a toy.

Social Psychology

Big city got you down? Stress study may show why

NEW YORK – This may come as no surprise to residents of New York City and other big urban centers: Living there can be bad for your mental health.

Economy

Money Can't Buy Happiness

WASHINGTON—Freedom and personal autonomy are more important to people’s well-being than money, according to a meta-analysis of data from 63 countries published by the American Psychological Association.

Sexuality

Key to Better Sex Revealed in New Study

People who can better communicate and understand another person's emotions are more likely to have a satisfying sex life, new research finds.

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