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What makes psychology and geography grads the most employable?

A study of the graduate class of 2009 found 8.9 per cent were out of work in January 2010 - the highest unemployment level for 17 years. The poll, by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit charity, discovered graduates with degrees in IT had the bleakest prospects with an unemployment rate of …

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Careers

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is concerned with the study of workplace behavior. People who work in this areas apply psychological …

Forensic Psychologist: A Career Profile

Forensic psychology has become one of the most popular subfields of psychology in recent years. Increasing numbers of students express interest in …

Brain Scan May Predict Patient Response to Antipsychotic Meds

A brain scan may be able to predict how a patient with psychosis will respond to antipsychotic drug treatment, according to a new study by …

The Brain

How to Reduce Stress by Learning the Science Behind What's Causing It | Inc.com

Stress triggers a chain reaction of physiological effects in our body. When your brain detects a stressor, your hypothalamus releases the hormone cortisol, which then jumps into your blood stream and locks into receptors in your tissues and organs. Your blood sugar goes up, adrenaline raises your …

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Close friendships in adolescence predict health in adulthood

Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some …

How to spot a psychopath through yawns, sense of smell and speech patterns

Some physical traits correlate with high psychopathic scores<p>Psychopathy – the absence of empathy or caring about other people – is characterised by a …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Link between Overthinking and Neuroticism

Historians describe Isaac Newton as a brooder and a worrier, prone to dwelling on the scientific problems before him as well as his childhood sins.<p>In …

Psychology

This Is How Your Brain Judges Others’ Personalities

In the realm of human interaction, there’s no second chance for a good first impression.<p>Our personalities define us. They’re the sum of what we think, feel, and do in different situations. They’re what make us unique. After about a century of research, personality psychologists now have a good …