People Tend to Incorrectly Assume That Psychological Disorders "In the Brain" Are Immutable and Innate
People are more likely to adopt essentialist views of psychiatric conditions after reading that such conditions can be diagnosed via neuroimaging techniques, according to new research published in Cognitive Science. In other words, mental disorders that manifest in the brain are more likely to be viewed as innate and unchangeable. The findings suggest that an intuitive bias can help explain why some people shun psychiatric patients and view their condition as a fixed trait.
Knowledge of a Person’s Personality Influences Face Identity Perception
Do Vladimir Putin and Justin Bieber look alike? They do if you think they have similar personalities, shows a new study by a team of psychologists. Its findings, which appear in the journal Cognition, reveal that knowledge of a person's personality can influence the perception of a face's identity and bias it toward unrelated identities.
Stressed Teens Benefit from Coping Online, but a Little Goes a Long Way
Feeling Like Leisure Is Wasteful May Lead To Poorer Mental Health Outcomes, Research Suggests
Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression, new research suggests. In a series of studies, researchers examined the effects of a common belief in modern society: that productivity is the ultimate goal and time's a-wasting if you're just having fun.