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Does Adversity Really Make Us Stronger? Usually Not

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Nietzsche famously said “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” but growing evidence suggests it usually doesn’t.

Does “Heart on Your Sleeve” Equal “See What You Get”?

We all know that people vary in how much they express themselves and their feelings. Some people can’t help but to be themselves. Transparency is this expression of the true self. But are the people that “wear their heart on their sleeves” the same people that we describe as “what you see is what you get”?

In her talk on emotion expression and perception, Marie-Catherine Mignault discussed her new research on accurate expression and perception of emotions and personality. Her main question: Do those who show their true personality also show their true emotions?

How Narcissism Relates to Social Media

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Some people higher in narcissism may enjoy using social media, but others find it deflating and distressing.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 31, 2020

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Patience, allies, and procrastination. Read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Four Disruptive Teenagers, Four Reasons Why

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Teenagers can be oppositional, defiant, and aggressive for quite different reasons, and those reasons can affect how they fare in life.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 13, 2019

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 15, 2019

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From romance to workplaces to hypocrisy, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup

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Psychopathic CEOs: Fact or Fiction?

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Many Americans believe that CEOs are typically immoral people, perhaps even psychopaths. But research tells a subtler and more interesting story.

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