"The harsh and remote environment of mountainous frontier regions historically attracted non-conformist settlers strongly motivated by a sense of freedom," said researcher Friedrich Götz.
"Exploration seems to be a major driving force during early childhood."
New research suggests that narcissists may be unable to improve poor decision making because they already believe themselves to be perfect decision makers.
Two new studies find links between Dark Triad personality traits and noncompliance with coronavirus restrictions, although the correlations are minor compared to factors other than personality.
Psychologists at Queen's University in Canada say they have developed a new way to detect when one thought ends and another begins.
As a psychologist, I see the reverberations of another emotion, one that isn't widely discussed. And that's why the movement has ascended to a new level.
"Any threat to the health and well-being of children... has a significant psychological impact on adults and can trigger fear, anxiety, helplessness, and anger," one expert told Newsweek.
To help children understand the current situation, AACAP recommends the following steps.
Sleep inertia is the reduction in alertness and cognition that people experience up to four hours after waking.
"DMT has remarkable effects in human consciousness," Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, told Newsweek.
Research has shown that people who live in Western, industrialized societies display psychological traits that are "particularly unusual" compared to the rest of the world.
The researchers assert that fears of an evil supernatural power contributes to the "behavioural immune system"—that is, it changes believers' behavior in a way that protects them from infectious diseases.
The amount of food people eat tends to be profoundly influenced by evolutionary psychology, a study led by researchers from the University of Birmingham found.
There have long been questions around President Donald Trump's mental fitness to lead in the White House.
"Activity like how quickly or how far we walk, or when we pick up our phones up during the night, often follows patterns and these patterns say a lot about our personality type," Flora Salim, an author of the study, said.
Researchers found that those who displayed what they called "anxious and avoidant" attachment styles used the pronoun "I" more often when talking about romantic experiences.
Being Machiavellian doesn't necessarily mean you're a "bad" person, a psychologist told Newsweek on the anniversary of the statesman and writer's birth.
We often make judgments about how sexually faithful someone is based on that person's face.
The documentary raises important issues which we need to better understand if we are to prevent abuse happening.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, deep down you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
The subjective experience of consciousness and associated psychological processes—thoughts, beliefs, ideas, intentions and more—are products of non-conscious processes, researchers say.