Tag Archives: Psychological Science

A Conscientious Spouse Can Help You Get Ahead


A Conscientious Spouse Can Help You Get Ahead

Who you marry may influence the trajectory of your career. Previous studies have found that home life can influence work life, and new research shows that a spouse’s personality could play a role in on-the-job success. Workers whose spouses are conscientiousness and help foster a satisfying home life score highest on measures of job success like job satisfaction, likelihood of promotion, and salary increases. More… Discuss

NEWS: GAMING CAN INCREASE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR


Gaming Can Increase Social Behavior

Video games have gotten a bad rap, perhaps unfairly. Critics have blamed them for desensitizing players toviolence and for making gamers more prone to violent behavior; however, recent research suggests that role-playing games have the power to influence behavior for the better as well. College students who played five minutes of a game in which their avatar fought enemies exhibited more generous, “prosocial” behavior afterward if the avatar selected for them was a hero rather than a villain or a neutral shape. More… Discuss

 

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