This Theory Holds the Secret to Healing America's Division

This Theory Holds the Secret to Healing America's Division

And a study published in 2017 by the co-founder of Terror Management Theory found that priming death-related thoughts directly increased support for Donald Trump. This was investigated with another Terror Management Theory study , which confirmed the relationship between existential fear and increased support for Bush.

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Emotions, cognitions, social context, and level of intimacy are just a few of the possible complications affecting the way that people interact at a nonverbal level.

Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Other People’s Lives

Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Other People’s Lives

For example, he writes, "If a person evaluates his running ability, he will do so by comparing his time to run some distance with the times that other persons have taken." According to Festinger, however, there are two types of social comparison: upward and downward.

The Genetic Case for Monogamy

The Genetic Case for Monogamy

After birth, the imprinted brain theory proposes that these conflicts continue, with paternal genes pushing in an autistic direction, and maternal ones pushing towards the psychotic end of the spectrum.

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

Research points to two dominant theories to explain the increased divorce risk of children of divorce: Personal Skills Theory and Commitment and Confidence Theory. In his 2001 study, Amato and Deboer found that children whose parents who fought a lot but never divorced were not at increased risk of divorce themselves.

Are the Rich and Famous Really Narcissists?

Are the Rich and Famous Really Narcissists?

The first set of findings showed that the stereotypes of wealthy people “were not merely illusory but shared with actual differences of high-net-worth and the general population in their self-reported personality scores” (p.

Dogs and Humans Are Evolutionary Partners

Dogs and Humans Are Evolutionary Partners

It was with some enthusiasm that I read the title of an article in the November 11 issue of the journal Dog Behavior on the transformation of some wolves to dogs: “Scavenging Hypothesis: Lack of Evidence for Dog Domestication on the Waste Dump.” Here were two forceful new voices—Christoph Jung of Vetwatch Halle, Germany, and Daniela Pörtl, a psychiatrist at Saale-Unstrut Klinikum teaching hospital, Leipzig and Jena Universities, Naumburg, Germany—raised against the notion that dogs self-domesticated while chowing down on the midden heaps of early humans in the Mesolithic, that transitional period between the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages when our forebears were beginning to settle into something approaching permanent settlements.

'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik tells parents not to use Bible to justify spanking kids

'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik tells parents not to use Bible to justify spanking kids

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest 'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik tells parents not to use Bible to justify spanking kids In a video, the actress said some people use the Bible to justify spanking but we shouldn't "use the Bible as our parenting guide for the 21st century." Post to Facebook Sent!

Kaley Cuoco Shuts Down Pregnancy Speculation

Kaley Cuoco Shuts Down Pregnancy Speculation

The Big Bang Theory star, 33, clapped back after users asked if she was expecting in the comments section of an Instagram photo of her kissing husband Karl Cook on their honeymoon in Switzerland.

Mayim Bialik gets candid about 'mom guilt' as a working parent

Mayim Bialik gets candid about 'mom guilt' as a working parent

“I feel mom guilt all the time,” Mayim Bialik says. Mayim, 42, went on to explain that talking with other working moms helps her deal when she’s away from sons Miles, 13, and Frederick, 10, both of whom she shares with ex-husband Michael Stone.

Mayim Bialik Talks Mom Guilt, ‘Big Bang Theory’ Final Season

Mayim Bialik Talks Mom Guilt, ‘Big Bang Theory’ Final Season

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik opened up about the challenges of balancing a successful Hollywood career and motherhood in a candid interview with Us Weekly.

Awareness of Endings Sharpens Focus at Any Age

Awareness of Endings Sharpens Focus at Any Age

This might mean that something which seemed like a good goal when we were young—traveling to all seven continents, for example—may wane in importance as we get older and start to experience declining health and a sense that the days left in life are not infinite.

How Are Moral Categories Related to Each Other?

How Are Moral Categories Related to Each Other?

People generally judged that if a person made one violation of a category (say authority), they were also likely to make another violation of the same category. One thing that makes this pattern interesting is that it differs from the way that Moral Foundations Theory assumes that moral categories are structured.

Intelligent Social Robots Must Have a "Theory of Mind"

Intelligent Social Robots Must Have a "Theory of Mind"

In order to build AIs with human-like intelligence—AIs who can interact socially, who are able to work with us to achieve goals, and who are behaviorally and intellectually similar to beloved characters from Star Trek and Star Wars—we must first create one fundamental feature almost entirely missing from their current design.

The Overlooked Victims of the Opioid Crisis

The Overlooked Victims of the Opioid Crisis

Though certain medications appear to have no effect when used during pregnancy, in the case of opioids like heroin, drug dependence in the mother can result in drug dependence in the newborn.