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Selfish Behaviour Lowers Levels Of Happiness

Credit: Bill Kuffrey/public domain Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness. That's according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets. The study, titled "Happiness and Identities," was published in the journal Social Science Research. In the study, Stets examined happiness in a morally challenging [...]

Frontal Lobes May Not Matter for Brain Power

"Probably the most widespread assumption about how the human brain evolved is that size increase was concentrated in the frontal lobes," study lead author Robert Barton, from the anthropology department at Durham, explained in a university news release. "It has been thought that frontal lobe expansion was particularly crucial to the development of modern human [...]