Study finds the immune system links personality to the long-term risk of mortality. Those who score higher on the personality trait of conscientiousness tend to live longer because their immune systems have lower levels of interleukin-6.
One child's behavioral traits drive another child's friendship experience over time. Children with mean friends report an increase in friendship negativity over time, while those with nice friends report a decline in negative relationship emotions.
Forming an accurate impression of a person is important as people rely on their instincts when deciding to begin a relationship. People who report greater personal wellbeing are easier to "read" than others on first impression.
A new theoretical study proposes new models outlining the relationship between personality, genes, and behaviors. Researchers also propose a method to discover where personality resides in the brain, and how it relates to other psychological functions including memory and emotion.
Introverts who act like extraverts are viewed by others as having more leadership potential.
The continuity of self remains stable throughout our lifetimes, while other components of the "self", including physical appearance, attitudes, beliefs, and physiological processes change.
Friends who "swapped bodies" using virtual reality to generate the perceptual illusion found their beliefs about their personalities altered to become more similar to the beliefs about their friends' personalities. Findings suggest that when our mental self-concept doesn't match our physical self, our memories become impaired.
The temperament of your infant could determine their personality and social behaviors almost three decades later, a new study reports. Infants with higher levels of behavioral inhibition at 14 months grew up to be more reserved and introverted as adults.
When paired with silent strangers, movement falls in synch based on first impressions. The findings implicit nonverbal communication in providing a basis for interpersonal interaction.