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Women 40% more likely than men to develop mental illness, study finds

Women are up to 40% more likely than men to develop mental health conditions, according to new analysis by a clinical psychologist at Oxford University.<p>The finding, based on analysis of epidemiological studies from the UK, US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has significant consequences for …

FYI: Which Emotion Is The Hardest To Fake?

Unlike the commonly deployed social smile, distressed expressions–anger, fear, sadness, and occasionally surprise–prove much more difficult to display on command.<p>We've all done our fair share of faking it. Whether it's a canned excited response when that one particularly eccentric aunt gives you a …

Why Refusing to Apologize Feels Better than Apologizing

Nobody really likes to go through the act of apologizing for a mistake. In a recent paper in the European Journal of Social Psychology, researchers …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The first was a sense of banging his head against a wall. Raine, who grew up in Darlington and is now a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was a …

Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

<b>Editor's note on Feb. 14, 2018:</b> Please scroll to the end of this story to see a corrections note.<p>Enron, Worldcom, Bernie Madoff, the subprime mortgage crisis.<p>Over the past decade or so, news stories about unethical behavior have been a regular feature on TV, a long, discouraging parade of misdeeds …