Personality

A recent study has found a link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting they both have a genetic basis.
In a paper published this week by the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Guillem Feixas and his colleagues from the University of Barcelona look at how people's construction of reality can impact on depression.
People who feel grateful may be less likely to show financial impatience, according to a new study.
Numerous personality studies have found the same pattern time and again – extraverts tend to be happier than introverts. But why?
Soldiers who have returned home from conflict zones may be facing identity struggles that could have a negative impact on their mental health as they transition to civilian life.
Drawing on schema therapy approaches in working with clients with challenging problems This one day workshop explores how clinicians can draw flexibly on schema therapy techniques in working with clients where standard approaches may not
Many studies have shown that people tend to exaggerate their own positive characteristics and abilities. A popular example is the finding that most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver. 
Outgoing, conscientious, friendly people who are open to new experiences tend to be happier than those who are more shy, unadventurous, neurotic and unfriendly. It's easy to imagine why this might be so.
A study has produced some interesting findings about lying and the level to which people admit to doing so.
Men who are outgoing and open are more likely to have children than those who are introverted.
People feel more optimistic after washing their hands, new research has found. Led by Dr Kai Kaspar, the Junior Professor for Social and Media Psychology at the University of Cologne, the study looked at how physical cleansing can help an individual following a failure - and found that participants were more positive in their outlook after giving their hands a scrub.
People can acquire a more positive outlook by travelling to different places, new research has suggested.
Personality trait clues can be gathered by looking at an individual's Facebook use, new research has suggested.
An individual's personality is not determined by which side of the brain they use the most.
A paper discussed on our Research Digest blog provides evidence that certain personality types act as a form of adaptation that correlat
Braggarts who hype their own achievements while derogating those around them can fare well in a new situation. Their confidence appeals and they may achieve high status at first.
Personality trait changes are associated with people who gain weight, new research has suggested.
Bankers, investors, stock market traders and their ilk have been vilified in recent years, in large part because the global financial crisis has been blamed on their allegedly unchecked selfishness and greed.
People who worry habitually about separation and abandonment - the "anxiously attached" - tend to be highly skilled at lie detection, an attribute that means they excel at poker.
Employees could miss out on promotions because they are too shy to push for them.
Teenagers may become less aggressive if they believe in the idea that individuals have the ability to change, new research has suggested.
It is not essential for partners to feel close to one another for their relationship to flourish, new research has suggested.
New research is to look at why some people appear to be naturally artistic while others are more scientific or musical.
In order to succeed, businesses require different types of personalities in their workforce, new research has suggested.
The placebo effect is a wonderful thing. Inert treatments provoke real medical benefits simply by virtue of the patient expecting the intervention to help.
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