What Your Toilet Paper Reveals About Your Personality

This is the closest PsyBlog gets to toilet humour. Do you hang your toilet roll with the end of the paper hanging ‘over’ or with the end hanging ‘under’? According to a survey by Dr Gilda Carle, ‘over’ people are…

This Picture Helps People Control Their Thoughts

Cognitive control helps people resist temptations and make decisions that benefit them in the long-term. Pictures of cold temperatures help people to control their thoughts, new research finds. Imagining yourself in that cold environment helps to ‘cool down’ any quick…

Anxiety Has This Unexpected Mental Advantage

Anxiety has an unexpected effect on memory. People with manageable levels of anxiety did better in a memory test, recalling more details, new research finds. Anxious people’s memories are particularly good when they are in a negative mindset, even if…

7 Simple Behaviours That Make You More Attractive

Eating carrots, wearing red, how to walk sexy and more… Click the links for more on each study. 1. Eat carrots Yellow and red skin pigments are perceived as 50% more attractive in Caucasian people, new research finds. Although these…

The Weirdest Way To Instantly Relieve Stress

Difficulties dealing with stress are linked to mental health problems. Smelling your partner’s clothes helps to reduce stress levels, new research finds. Women who smelled their partner’s t-shirt felt calmer afterwards. In comparison, those who smelled a stranger’s t-shirt experienced… read more

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