Yes – it may not be the sexiest word in the English language, but a study published in the American Psychological Association Journal found that responsiveness and empathy towards ones partner made them more open to engaging in sexual activities. According to Stylist, psychology professor Gurit E Birnbaum conducted a series of experiments with the aim of determining what optimum conditions are for the best sex.
Turns out though that there are actually only four main personality types in the world and the majority of us more or less fit into one of those four. The four personality types are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting or envious. Optimistic and pessimistic personality types scored equal, with 20% of respondents falling into these categories.
Brett Phillips decided to go that extra mile for his psychology students, sharing a list of ‘101 ways to cope with stress’ with his class. One pupil at the school in Oxnard, California, was so touched by the gesture that she shared the list on Twitter, where it’s since gone viral. Alina Ramirez marked out the points that meant the most to her with a yellow highlighter.
New research reveals we get our intelligence from our mums [Photo: Krewr Studio via Pexels] You know the age-old saying about getting your intelligence from your mother. Because according to science you get all your smarts from your mother dearest (whether you like it or not!) New research featured in Psychology Spot and reported by Good Housekeeping says babies are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on whether they’re from your mum or your dad. Allow us to explain the science bit, for anyone who switched off during biology, or who listened but didn’t get it anyway (blame your mother!) You see, intelligence genes are located in the X chromosome and since women carry two, that means children are twice as likely to get their intelligence from their mum. “Obviously, other genes work the opposite, are activated only if they come from the father.” Like mother like daughter [Photo: unsplash.com via Pexels] Still not convinced you and your mum are an intelligence match?
There are two types of people in this world: Those who constantly crave a gin and tonic, and those who don’t. Researchers from Innsbruck University in Austria have found that those of us who love a G&T are more likely to have psychopathic tendencies than people who prefer sweeter drinks. This experiment was then repeated with the another sample of 500 people, confirming the results of the first - concluding that people who tend to enjoy bitter foods and drinks such as coffee or gin and tonic are more likely to display tendencies of “Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, and everyday sadism”.
When we talk about working two jobs, it’s usually in a negative way. Denise Taylor, career psychologist at Amazing People, says the two-job lifestyle can help to broaden your horizons, particularly if you’re dabbling in the idea of switching jobs: “Not everyone knows what they want to do, and two jobs can offer the chance to explore different options and provide greater flexibility,” she says. If you already have a job, but wish to change your career path, taking on another can open up doors even if you wish to keep your current full-time hours.
Call it bonding behind bars: Babies born to incarcerated women should stay with their moms in prisons, says a Vancouver university professor and former prison physician who helped draft new guidelines for mother-child units. Ruth Elwood Martin is hopeful that those guidelines will be implemented in penitentiaries across the country. Martin used to work part-time as a doctor at B.C.’s Alouette Correctional Centre for Women (ACCW).
If you have a restless tot who cries himself to sleep, researchers suggest you should let him. In a recent study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, Australian researchers found that allowing babies to “cry it out” can help babies fall asleep sooner and sleep more soundly throughout the night. The study randomly divided 43 sets of infants and parents into three groups – “graduated extinction,” “bedtime fading” and a control group.
The study’s findings revealed that people who had “dark triad personality traits,” such as narcissism, machiavellianism and psycopathy, were more likely to maintain friendships with their exes for “practical and sexual reasons.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, men also rated the importance of said reasons as more important than women did. The study first polled 340 people on the reasons for staying friends with their ex. The 500 participants were also given a personality test to identify levels of the dark triad.
I was sitting in a car a few weeks ago, snaking through New York City, squinting at a screen in front of me to read more about an eye product from StriVectin. In some ways, he told me, I was right to worry about what tech was doing to my skin.
The face “is a robust indicator of one’s health,” said Nicholas Rule, an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Perception and Cognition at the University of Toronto, said in a university news release. Let us know your thoughts by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.