Category Archives: Psychology

Library Link of the Day: You’re Not Normal Because Nobody Is, According to Yale Research

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Ever felt like a total weirdo? Turns out, there’s nothing weird about that at all. Feeling different is normal because there is no normal. In a 2018 study, Yale researchers confirmed what we’ve known to be true … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Scientists Have Identified 3 Types of Smiles

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Smiles can carry a lot of messages, not all of them positive. As the great sage Dwight Schrute once noted, “When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life.” According to a new … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “You probably know somebody who always seems to have a good attitude, no matter what life throws at them. Or maybe you are that person — lucky you. As it turns out, there are a few beliefs that emotionally … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What Is the Gruen Transfer?

Courtesy of WiseGeek.com: “The Gruen Transfer is an interesting psychological phenomenon which strikes people in certain environments, making them more susceptible to making impulse buys or purchases which they might regret later. The classic signs that someone is experiencing this … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Awkward Silences, 4 Seconds Is All It Takes to Feel Rejected

Courtesy of Time Magazine: “It’s the pause that doesn’t refresh, the awkward moment that you relive over and over and over after you’ve realized that once again, you’ve put your foot in it. New research from Holland suggests that good conversational flow … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What Is Confirmation Bias?

Courtesy of Psychology Today: “Imagine that you have tried to reach a friend (with whom you have an ambivalent relationship) by phone (or email), leaving messages, yet have not received a call in return. In situation like this, it is … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Are Humans ‘Hardwired’ for Generosity?

Courtesy of LiveScience.com: “As the year winds to a close, gifts and giving are foremost in many people’s minds. And now, two new neuroscience studies suggest that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge. In one … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year’s resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it’s time … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: It Takes a Special Kind of Person to Get Chills From Music

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Music seems to have a primal hold on us, reaching the very core of what it means to be human and reminding us that we are all small town girls, living in lonely worlds. And when it … Continue reading

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