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Psychology
A new study by HSE researchers has uncovered a new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance – a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values, or experiences difficulties in making decisions. The results of the study have been published in the paper ‘Open Access Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Dissonance (Revised): an EEG Study’in The Journal of Neuroscience.
May 15, 2017
A comparative cross-cultural study conducted by the HSE International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation has found that Russians tend to be as open with their friends as Americans, but unlike Americans, Russians prefer to hide their happiness when talking to strangers or government officials.
May 02, 2017
According to Glasgow and HSE/Northumbria researchers, repetition of non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the effect of syntactic priming, i.e. the likelihood of people reproducing the structure of the utterance they have just heard.
April 14, 2017
People with sleep disorders tend to misperceive their own appearance.
March 13, 2017
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Northumbria and Oxford universities have found that perfectionism combined with increased anxiety can lead to sleep disturbances.
January 13, 2017
It has been known for a long time that early risers work less efficiently at night than night owls do. But researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Oxford University have uncovered new and distinctive features between the night activities of these two types of individuals. At night, early risers demonstrate a quicker reaction time when solving unusual attention-related tasks than night owls, but these early risers make more mistakes along the way.
December 15, 2016
Needing to switch attention between tasks causes stronger activation in certain brain regions in men compared to women.
November 17, 2016
Getting a pet when your child is going through a challenging developmental stage can be a good idea, a recent study suggests.
September 27, 2016
Despite the recent arrival of new domesic brands in the clothing market, many Russians remain loyal to imports. However, using foreign-sounding brand names does not help Russian companies, according to Natalia Antonova, Associate Professor of the Department of Organizational Psychology and Head of the Psychology of Consumer Behavior Research and Study Group, and students of the HSE Department of Organizational Psychology Ajay Kumar, Maria Soloreva and Veronika Morozova, members of the Study Group.
March 14, 2016
Factors which determine consumer preferences for certain brands are not limited just to income, age and social status; other important considerations are the brand's ‘personality’ and whether it fits with that of the consumer, according to Natalia Antonova, Associate Professor of the Department of Organizational Psychology and Head of the Psychology of Consumer Behavior Research and Study Group, and Veronika Morozova, member of the Group.
February 15, 2016
Increased trade turnover by online retailers is inextricably linked to customers’ having a positive view of them. Paying attention to your customers, being honest in your dealings with them, as well as offering discounts and bonus programmes can all increase the number of both regular and new customers for online retailers, Associate Professor in the Marketing Department Elena Panteleeva and postgraduate student Natalia Mikhailova found in their research ‘Consumer Experience in e-Commerce: Analyzing Rational and Emotional Consumer Insights’.
December 02, 2015
The lower a person's resilience, the greater their alienation from themself, other people, and society. In turn, self-alienation and a lack of personal relationships can cause one to approve of military action as a solution to international conflicts, according to Olga Gulevich, Associate Professor of the HSE School of Psychology, and Andrey Nevruyev, postgraduate student of the same department.
October 01, 2015