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Are Meat-Eaters Selfish?
New studies examine the psychological significance of meat-eating.
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How Debt Empowers Today's Youth
Credit card and student loan debt is linked to high self-esteem in twentysomethings.
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Buying Generics Hurts Self-Esteem
Two studies reveal the hidden power of name brands.
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Renters Just As Happy As Homeowners
Research from the height of the housing boom shows that homeowners are neither happier nor more involved in their communities compared to renters.
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Debt Stress Increases Physical Health Problems
It's no secret that bills can stress us out. But being in debt can also lead to a substantially increased risk of digestive tract issues, depression, migraines and even heart attack, shows a new poll of more than 1000 Americans.
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Sad People Willing to Spend More Money
Feeling glum drives spending for a specific type of individual, shows research by social psychologists at Harvard and Carnegie Mellon Universities.
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Shopping Patterns Can Predict Normal, Psychotic Personalities
Taking a look at holiday shopping patterns may help identify personality disorders, says Paul Albanese, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Kent State University.
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Rerouting the Path of Least Resistance Makes Healthy Choices Easy
Making medical appointments, heading to the gym and eating right are so essential to our health, it seems absurd that we so often let them fall wayside to busy schedules and stress...
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Preschoolers Say McDonald's Carrots Taste Best
The marketing of obesity-friendly foods may have the strongest effect on preschool aged children, shows a study from the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Researchers asked 63 children between the ages of three and five to play ...
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Women Of All Sizes Feel Bad About Their Bodies After Viewing Models
We're all familiar with the studies that show heavier women feel worse after seeing images of the "thin-ideal" women portrayed on television and in magazines. However, a new study published in this month's Sex Roles: A Journal of Research shows that even w...
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Men Equally Likely as Women to Be Compulsive Buyers
A study to be published in the October issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that men are nearly as likely to suffer from compulsive buying disorder as women.
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