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BBC NEWS | Health | Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’

July 5, 2010

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An attack of the grumps can make you communicate better, it is suggested In a bad mood? Don’t worry – according to research, it’s good for you. An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly. In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are […]

Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations « UBC Public Affairs

July 5, 2010

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A new University of British Columbia study says that an overreliance on research subjects from the U.S. and other Western nations can produce false claims about human psychology and behavior because their psychological tendencies are highly unusual compared to the global population. According to the study, the majority of psychological research is conducted on subjects […]