A study has found that time and detail changes how we think about an event.

If a person goes into detail about how bad something was then you are more likely to see the event as more horrible. This belief isn’t always true. Another thing to keep in mind is that a memory of events from further in the past will also seem worse the more details you describe.   […]

Quitting a job like most people do is actually the best way to leave.

  A study has found that there are seven ways that people quit their job. The most common way to break things off is usually the healthiest as well. Have a face-to-face meeting with your employer. Give a formal resignation letter. Give your employer time to hire a new person to fill in your role. […]

The surprising truth: the researchers disprove stereotype of computer programmers as socially awkward.

They did research from the U.S., Australia, England, and Canada about computer programmers. Agreeableness and neuroticism didn’t correlate to programming skills and disproving the stereotype. The strongest of these correlations with programming was… intelligence. Introversion also correlated with programming. Thus, these programmers preferred quieter environments. Other strong correlations with programming included conscientiousness and openness. These […]

Researchers have shown that in the eyes of the observer we are more attractive in a group than alone. 

The size of the group was not important.  The effect, however, is quite weak. The attraction was increased only by 2% (also men). Walker D. & Vul D. I. E. (2013). Hierarchical Encoding Makes Individuals in a Group Seem More Attractive, Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797613497969 Zdjęcie (C) www.flickr.com by Shane Michael Black

Do you prefer mountains or beaches?

A study says it reveals your personality. Introverts choose mountains, where there are fewer people. However, extroverts choose the beach, where there are more people. Shigehiro Oishi, , Thomas Talhelm, Minha Lee Personality and Geography: Introverts Prefer Mountains, Journal of Research in Personality, Volume 58, October 2015, Pages 55–68

The study participants who are more active on Facebook, showed less need to share, to help others, and society.

They showed greater selfishness. Wen Bin Ch., Szu-Wei Ch,. Da-Chi L. (2013) Does Facebook Promote Self-Interest? Enactment of Indiscriminate One-to-Many Communication on online Social Networking Sites Decreases Prosocial Behavior. Cyberpsychology, doi: 10.1089/cyber.2013.0035

Good story-tellers are more attractive for women

The surveys found that the story itself didn’t matter all that much. How you present the story is what matter most. Women were more interested in talented male story-tellers as long-term partners. They considered storytellers to have higher status than non-storytellers. Only this. John K. Donahue, Melanie C. Green; “A good story: Men’s storytelling ability affects […]

A study found the sorting hat of Harry Potter may be right.

The study showed, after a personality test,  that people identified with a house that fit our character. Griffendors were the most extraverted, Hufflepuffs more agreeable, Ravenclaws sought more intellectual challenge, and Slytherins reported more of the “Dark Triad” personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. Crysel, L., Cook, C., Schember, T., & Webster, G.. “Harry Potter and the […]