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ANN ARBOR---If you’re one of those lucky individuals with high motivation and who actively pursues personal growth goals, thank your family and friends who support you. People who view their relationships as supportive may confidently strive for growth, a new study indicated.
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Believing you have fewer friends than your peers can contribute to unhappiness Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
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Washington, D.C. – From rejection to volunteering and innocence, the following research recently published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Media may contact press @ spsp.org for a copy of any of these studies.
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Washington, D.C. - Are you more likely to use words like “happy” and “family” in your social media posts? Or do you use emotional and cognitive words like “angry” and “thinking?” The words you use may be a clue to your religious affiliation. A study of 12,815 U.S. and U.K.
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Research on how our social lives affects decision-making has usually focused on negative factors like stress and adversity. Less attention, however, has been paid to the reverse: What makes people more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed? 
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Engagement with the arts can help societies counter economic, cultural and political divisions, new research co-ordinated by psychologists at the University of Kent shows.

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