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The Six Basic Colors for Painting Life’s Situations

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From birthday parties to traffic jams, almost everything that happens to you can be described through six basic characteristics.

Conscientious Children Do Better in School

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Teaching children to be responsible, persistent, and careful might be the key to their academic success, as early as 4th grade.

Friendships, Vaccines, and Impressions: Upcoming Studies in SPPS


While many scientists explore what people have in common, several studies publishing online to Social Psychological and Personality Science show us how differences help us understand individuals.

The company you keep: Personality and friendship characteristics, Michael Laakasuo; Anna Rotkirch, Venla Berg, Markus Jokela