A good kiss produces oxytocin, while a bad one “can lead to chemical chaos.” But hey, guys, no pressure.
Ever played the dictator game? It’s a test that psychologists use to measure people’s altruism. That is, how much you’re willing to share. One person is given ten dollars and the power to give their partner as much (or as little) as they want. But researchers James Andreoni and Justin M. Rao found that making one change [...]
A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry reveals that while more people recognize schizophrenia, alcoholism, and depression as legitimate diseases, they still reject people afflicted with them. Researchers at Indiana University found that between 1996 and 2006, the public shifted its view of schizophrenia, alcoholism, and depression. In 1996, 54% of participants [...]
The Times of India reported on a questionable study yesterday, touting the “clear effect” of hormone changes on women’s shopping-spree tendencies. I’m sorry, but any story that begins with, “men have long complained about their spouses splashing out on luxury items” is begging to be mocked. The study’s lead researcher is quoted as saying, “Women may [...]
The population of all the single ladies (all the single ladies!) might affect how soon you’re willing to put a ring on it. In a study reported in the Evolutionary Psychology, researcher Daniel Kruger found that the average age of marriage in a city was closely linked to the way gender is distributed across the [...]