Category Archives: Psychology

The Psychology Behind Wrapping Paper [Reprise]

Believe it or not, there have been studies that determine why we use wrapping paper on gifts! Continue reading

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Research Suggests Bipolar Children Likely to become Bipolar Adults

more research suggests that bipolar disorder can start in childhood and continue into adulthood Continue reading

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The Blogging Personality

You read blogs, and many of you write them, too. But what sort of person writes a blog? Are there certain personalities that are more likely to blog? Continue reading

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On (Not) Talking About It

Sometimes, especially after a collective traumatic experience like 911, it’s okay to not talk about it — did you hear that, Doctor Phil?? Continue reading

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Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder from a Blood Sample

Is this a good thing or a bad one? You be the judge. Continue reading

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A Possible Solution to the Bias Against Women in Science

This suggestion is put forward only somewhat in jest, because it serves to illustrate an important problem in science. Continue reading

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Women, Science and Writing

Is the scientific review process biased against female scientists? You bet it is. Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind Wrapping Paper

Believe it or not, there have been studies that determine why we use wrapping paper on gifts! Continue reading

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The Gift of Giving

Surprisingly, gift-giving often provides more benefits for the giver than the recipient. Continue reading

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The Best Things in Life Cost About Five Bucks Per Month

I know that my rent costs more than five bucks per month, how about yours? Continue reading

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