This information graphic shows the body reacts in situations of extreme fear. When I was taking a psychology class, learning about the fight or flight phenomenon was one of the interesting lessons to me. I think it is so cool how your body triggers and deactivates certain processes based on your feelings. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/fear2.htm
Memory strategy may help depressed people remember the good times | New research highlights a memory strategy that may help people who suffer from depression in recalling positive day-to-day experiences. The study is published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Trust may be the most important factor in successful relationships.Simpson, J. A. (2007). Psychological foundations of trust. Current directions in psychological science, 16(5), 264-268. A person trusts another when they feel that they can...
The vast majority of psychological studies recruit test subjects who are Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic – or "WEIRD." Which is... well, weird, given that these people represent a very small segment of the global human population, from a cultural standpoint. Reasons why psychometric testing is just bullshit.
Are You Hardwired to See the Glass as Half-Empty? | A new study suggests that some people are genetically predisposed to have a darker impression of the world. As published in Psychological Science, researchers suggest a previously known gene variant can cause individuals to perceive emotional events — especially negative ones — more vividly than others.