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Psychology

Laughter helps policemen cope with their work

The atmosphere is great, and the squad car is filled with jokes. It’s all necessary to handle a stressful kind of work, says a researcher.

Entrepreneurs are more single-minded

But is it because they are born that way, or did they become like that?

How to avoid the pitfalls of job interviews

A new study shows that an employer’s gut feelings often decide who gets a job. Researchers were flies on the wall as five companies recruited staff.

Genes influence political engagement

Your ideological position, and your participation in demonstrations and elections, are partly determined by your genes.

High risk of suicide attempts among patients with schizophrenia

One out of two schizophrenia patients has hurt him- or herself or tried to commit suicide. A new study has identified risk factors, and they turn out to be different for women and men.

Abused children risk adult obesity

A large-scale Swedish study shows that persons who were subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse during childhood are more prone to becoming overweight as adults.

A nurturing father has a positive influence on a child's development

But only if he spends a considerable amount of time with the child during its first year.

Workaholism – the addiction of this century

A recent study from shows that 8.3 percent of the Norwegian work force is addicted to work to the point where it becomes a health issue.

Age strengthens our social skills

New research shows that some of our skills actually improve as we age.

Siblings of bipolar persons more likely to become bosses

The bipolar disorder appears to have a connection with leadership abilities. If you are the sister or brother of a person with the disorder – also known as manic depression – your chances of becoming a boss are higher than average.