The brain on power

It appears that the old axiom is true – power corrupts. And, the more deserving the powerful person feels to be in their position – the more deserving they feel to live by different rules than everyone else. They argue, therefore, that people with power...

Narcissism, charm, and popularity

Narcissists appear to be more charming and popular at first meeting them. Some research into proof of this bias – and possible reasons why… On the basis of a realistic behavioral approach, the authors showed that narcissists are popular at zero...

Can feeling like a victim increase selfishness?

Entitlement and victimization can increase selfishness… Three experiments demonstrated that feeling wronged leads to a sense of entitlement and to selfish behavior. In Experiment 1, participants instructed to recall a time when their lives were unfair were more...

10 Keys to Happiness

Based on psychological research, Alternet/ Yes Magazine published 10 keys to happiness. Here is a paraphrased version: 1. Savor the moment 2. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses 3. Don’t concentrate on the money 4. Set goals to make a difference 5. Take...