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Happy, with a 20 Percent Chance of Sadness
Computing

Happy, with a 20 Percent Chance of Sadness

Researchers are developing wristbands and apps to predict moods—but the technology has pitfalls as well as promise

By Matt Kaplan and Nature magazine
Dissecting the Bloodthirsty Bliss of Death Metal
Behavior & Society

Dissecting the Bloodthirsty Bliss of Death Metal

Fans of this violent music report feelings of transcendence and positive emotions; psychologists want to learn why

By David Noonan
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious
Mental Health

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious

PTSD sometimes spreads from trauma victims to the people who care for them, including rescue workers, spouses and even therapists

By Christian Wolf

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  • The Personality Trait That Is Ripping America (and the World) Apart

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    Mean Guys Finish First

  • News

    "Stress Hormone" Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability

  • Yes, Violent Video Games Trigger Aggression, but Debate Lingers

  • How Accurate Are Personality Tests?

  • Neuroscience Discovers Power of "Lesion Network Mapping"

  • Opinion

    Life Advice: Don't Find Your Passion

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