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Who Brings You Up When You’re Feeling Down?

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Empathic people who are trying to be empathic actually end up being less empathic.

Does “Heart on Your Sleeve” Equal “See What You Get”?

We all know that people vary in how much they express themselves and their feelings. Some people can’t help but to be themselves. Transparency is this expression of the true self. But are the people that “wear their heart on their sleeves” the same people that we describe as “what you see is what you get”?

In her talk on emotion expression and perception, Marie-Catherine Mignault discussed her new research on accurate expression and perception of emotions and personality. Her main question: Do those who show their true personality also show their true emotions?

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI February 14, 2020

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Leadership, laughter, and love: read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 31, 2020

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Patience, allies, and procrastination. Read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Forget Your Worries and Find Your Flow

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Flow activities (try Tetris™!) can make waiting for important news easier.

Perfectionism and Problem Drinking

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Some people who drink too much are trying to dull the pain of perfectionism.

Why Third Place is Usually Better than Second

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The 2019 World Athletics Championships begin this September. Expect to see a lot of third place finishers who are happier than the second-place finishers who just defeated them.

Gratitude Makes Us Care

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In our current divisive climate, cooperation seems as uncommon as self-interest seems inevitable. Yet gratitude can increase good deeds and help us care about others.

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