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Authoritarian aggression and group-based dominance distinguished Trump supporters from other Republicans in 2016

Results from four scientific surveys indicate that supporters of Donald Trump in 2016 were more likely than supporters of other Republican candidates …

Authoritarianism

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the …

Depression

Christian nationalism linked to authoritarian attitudes towards crime in the United States

New research has found a link between Christian nationalism and authoritarian attitudes towards crime. The study, published in the Journal for the …

Religion

Immigrants are less likely than US-born individuals to experience mental disorders

Looking for Christmas gifts for a psychology lover? Check out these books.This article was originally published at Immigrants are less likely than …

Mental Health

Susceptibility to fake news is driven more by lazy thinking than partisan bias

The spread of fake news may have less to do with ideological blinders and more to do with a lack of thinking, according to new research published in …

Fake News

Study finds women -- including feminists -- are more attracted to 'benevolently sexist' men

Women tend to be more attracted to men who view females as pure and nurturing but also weak and needing extra care — an attitude that has been named …

Feminism

Unpredictable simulator training can improve pilots' responses to surprising situations in-flight

New aviation psychology research provides evidence that pilots’ responses to surprises can be improved through a particular type of simulator …

Ergonomics

Neuroimaging study suggests psychopathy is linked to fundamentally impaired mechanisms of attention

New brain imaging research provides evidence that psychopathy is associated with “fundamentally impaired mechanisms of attention.” The study, …

Neurology

Study: Democrats value communal personality traits while Republicans value agentic traits

A new study published in Social Psychology Quarterly provides evidence that Republicans and Democrats in the United States tend to value different …

Psychology

Political misinformation is harder to correct than health misinformation – especially among the educated

New research indicates that corrections have a moderate influence on belief in misinformation. The findings are published in the journal …

Psychology

New study finds evidence that prestige increases testosterone levels in men

Men who achieve a high standing are rewarded with a boost in testosterone, according to new research published online in the Journal of Personality …

Psychology

Study explores how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu rituals can forge stronger social bonds

New research sheds light on how some of the rituals associated with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu affect practitioners’ sense of oneness with their martial …

Risk of ecstasy-induced brain damage appears to be overestimated for the majority of users

New research indicates that previous studies examining the brain alterations caused by ecstasy have focused on unusually heavy users. The study, …

People with personality pathologies are more interested in casual sex

A new psychology study has found evidence that people with pathological personality traits tend to be more interested in casual sex. The findings …

Largest study yet finds early birds less prone to depression

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new …

A 'spillover' effect found in consensually nonmonogamous relationships

New research on consensually non-monogamous relationships indicates that having one partner who meets your sexual needs is linked to increased …

Childhood maltreatment predicts problematic social media use in young adulthood

Young adults who have experienced abuse or neglect in childhood are more likely to show signs of problematic and compulsive social media use, …

Clinton voters inaccurately fixate on Trump's extreme positions when trying to understand his supporters

There has been much speculation about what makes Donald Trump’s supporters tick. But new psychology research suggests outside observers may be prone …

Childhood deprivation predicts preferences for authoritarian leaders in adulthood

New research has found a link between a harsh childhood and authoritarianism. People who experienced deprivation in childhood are more likely to …

The Brain

Neoliberals are less sympathetic about unintended adolescent pregnancy

New research has found that people who endorse neoliberal ideals are more likely to blame an adolescent girl for unintentionally becoming pregnant — …

Liberals tend to be more empathetic than conservatives, according to new psychology research

Liberals want to experience more empathy and tend to be more empathetic than conservatives, according to new research published in the Personality …

Psychedelic drugs like DMT and LSD promote neural plasticity the brain

Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study, published June 12 in the journal Cell Reports, found …

Neuroscience

People who overestimate their political knowledge are more likely to believe conspiracy theories

People who overestimate their understanding of political issues are more likely to believe conspiracy theories, according to new research that …

Psychology

New research indicates airline passengers are not ready for autonomous cockpits

Would you fly in an airplane with no human pilot? According to a new study in the International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, people are much more …

Campus rape interventions may be having the opposite of the intended effect

Campus interventions aimed at preventing rape may not be having much positive impact on men who are at relatively higher risk for committing sexual …

Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism

One in 59 children in the United States lives with a form of autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Computational neuroscientists create a virtual brain to find insights into memory deficits in depression

During a depressive episode the ability of the brain to form new brain cells is reduced. Scientists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum examined how this …

Study looks at why we hear talking as singing after many repetitions

The great Laurel-or-Yanny debate of 2018 was so fun because it shined a light on the often-illusory nature of auditory perception. What you hear may …

Bad news becomes become increasingly negative and inaccurate when passed from person to person

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and …

Waves move across the human brain to support memory

The coordination of neural activity across widespread brain networks is essential for human cognition. Researchers have long assumed that …