People's reasoning for "swiping right" on dating apps are based on attractiveness and the race for a potential partner, and these decisions are made in less than a second, a new study reports. Users who perceived themselves to be more attractive swiped less more often, demonstrating themselves to be more picky when it came to partner selection.
A new take on the Clark Doll Test reveals little Black girls still show racial bias in their treatment of Black dolls. Findings reconfirm Black children still view their Blackness in a negative way. Researchers say more focus should be placed on empowerment for young children in order to boost their cultural esteem and personal identity.
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Autonomic mimicry in human social interactions is significant, a new study reports. Researchers found in computer facial simulations where the pupils were dilated, test subjects trusted the simulated face more and mimicked the pupillary response.
Researchers conclude the mind of an extremist is marked by a mixture of conservative and dogmatic psychological signatures. Extremists tend to be cognitively cautious, slower at perceptual processing, and have weaker working memory. This is compounded by impulsive personality traits that seek sensation and risky experiences.
The use of social media, specifically to drive "likes" to our content, follows a pattern of "reward learning", much like when an animal is trained to seek food rewards.
Study reveals that group normative behavior is reflected in a person's writing style. Researchers say people alter their writing style to impress their audience and this may be based on the group identity that is influencing them at the time.
A significant number of people report feeling anxious when they hear their phones ring. Researchers explore why so many people experience phone call anxiety and address how to limit anxious reactions.
Researchers say including social and behavioral factors in addition to biological mechanisms is critical for improving research on aging.