Neatorama Posts Tagged "psychology"
The Psychology of Creepiness

(Image: McAndrew and Koehnke)What does it mean to...  ...blished an article on the subject in New Ideas in Psychology . They define creepiness as not obvious danger, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/The-Psychology-of-Creepiness/
Strangers Stink More Than Friends...

(Photo: Kars Alfrink)Sheesh, did something die in here? No, but we're more likely to think that strangers rather than friends in close proximity smell badly.Researchers at St. Andrews University asked students to assess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/02/22/Strangers-Stink-More-Than-Friends/
When Negotiating a Price, Never Bid with a Round Number...

(Image: Monty Python's The Life of Brian)When you're negotiating the price of something, you should offer a precise amount, not a round number. The other party is more likely to accept your bid. Proposing a round number...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/02/08/When-Negotiating-Never-Bid-with-a-Round-Number/
Study: Chickens Prefer Beautiful People...

(Photos: Peter Harrison, CBS)Is that chicken clucking at you seductively? It's no surprise. You're hot stuff. To chickens, that matters a lot.A study published in the journal Human Nature found that chickens preferred to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/11/Study-Chickens-Prefer-Beautiful-People/
Psychologists Develop a Formal Definition of Stupidity...

(The Stupid t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)What does it mean to be stupid? That's not a dumb question. In fact, it's important to know what, precisely, is stupidity. Psychologists Balazs Aczel and Bence Palfi of Eotvos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Psychologists-Develop-a-Formal-Definition-of-Stupidity/
Study: Men Tend to Overeat in Front of Women in Order to Impress Them...

(Photo: Kasey-Samuel Adams)If a man goes out with...  ...and Lab and published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology Science. A press release from the university expl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Study-Men-Tend-to-Overeat-in-Front-of-Women-in-Order-to-Impress-Them/
"Wealth Therapy" Provides Counseling for the Rich...

(Photo: Steve Hockstein/Harvard Studio/Clay Cockrell)This is Clay Cockrell. He used to work on Wall Street. Now he's a therapist in New York City. He's found a unique specialty: the needs of the very wealthy. The Guardia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/20/Wealth-Therapy-Provides-Counseling-for-the-Rich/
The 12 Cognitive Biases That Challenge Our Good Judgment...

The Thinker | Image: KaischingNo matter how intelligent one is, we all are susceptible to glitches in our thought process known as cognitive biases. Psychologists define cognitive bias in the following way:"A cognitive b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/07/The-12-Cognitive-Biases-That-Challenges-Our-Good-Judgment/
Debunking the Myths of OCD...

[https://youtu.be/DhlRgwdDc-E] (YouTube link)People and pop culture latch onto psychological terms and extrapolate them to people they know. Even themselves! Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is one of the more recent psycho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/22/Debunking-the-Myths-of-OCD/
Lonely Potato Syndrome...

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett once auditioned for a job as host of a show about personality quirks. They asked him if he has any quirks of his own. He felt that if he answered in the negative, they wouldn’t hire him....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/28/Lonely-Potato-Syndrome/




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