It’s clear that we live in an unequal society, with some groups of people having more power and resources than others. What we don’t always agree on, though, is whether that’s a good or a bad thing. Psychologists sometimes measures
We each strike a different balance between following our impulses and second-guessing them. The amount of self-control we have can factor into how well we do in school, or how likely we are to develop addictive behaviors. For this reason,
You’ve probably already heard that genes play a role in mental illness. If you have a particular psychiatric condition, your children are also more likely to have that condition. But how much do genes matter? Are genes destiny when it
We don’t all have the same preferences when it comes to food. I know this to be true because if everyone had the same likes and dislikes as me, the cauliflower industry would have gone belly-up a long time ago.
Old cliches notwithstanding, people often seek out partners similar to themselves in many ways. Researchers call this phenomenon “assortative mating.” Perhaps mercifully, people are more likely to end up with partners who share similar political and religious views. But like
People are switching jobs more than ever before. An analysis published by LinkedIn this week found that job-hopping has almost doubled in the last two decades. Chalk it up to a changing economy, or maybe just another problem with millennials.
According to new research, it may be. Procrastination is defined as more than just postponement in action, delays in activity or the occasional dilly-dallying that we all dabble in – but a chronic and irrational behavior pattern that involves putting