Sex & Relationships

As humans we all have psychological needs that we are driven to fulfill, be they companionship or safety, a sense of belonging or personal growth. And we often meet these needs through our relationships with others: They care for us, make us feel secure, and help us develop as individuals.

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Personal Growth

None of us enjoys having our job cut into our leisure time. So the next time your boss asks you to work late and miss your band rehearsal or board game night, point them to a new study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

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How people judge your personality based on your name

Why would people rate certain names as being more extraverted or more agreeable?

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Mind & Brain

Extraversion, thy name is Katie. And Jack. And Carter. But not, it turns out, Joanna, Owen, or Lauren: these individuals instead embody different traits, like emotionality and agreeableness.

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Children with an older brother have poorer language skills than those with a big sister

Girls tend to have more advanced language skills than boys, the researchers state.

Mind & Brain

The role of birth order in shaping who we are has been a matter of some debate in psychology.

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