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Dr. Inna Mertsalova

In Personality/ Tests

Having Personality…

Human personality is quite complex and not easy to define. It’s well known that personality is an asset of traits that influence how an individual interacts with other people and with the environmental surroundings. Scientists argue that personality is consistent and sustains over a lifetime. Overall, certain personality traits predict particular life outcomes. However, culture and social group influence some of personality traits. Behaviour can vary dramatically according to the situation. So, understanding your own personality can help you make…

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In Stress and Health

Oxytocin, Family Relationships, and Health

The first discovery of oxytocin was made in 1906 by British pharmacologist Sir Henry Hallett Dale. Since that time, the scientists from different fields have been investigating this hormone. Psychologists did not avoid a temptation to study its actions in the areas of clinical psychology (e.g., Autism, fear, anxiety, and depression), behavioural psychology (e.g., addiction vulnerability, maternal behaviour and in-group bonding), and social psychology (e.g., expressing generosity and trust, and family relationships) either. Currently, the topic about the quality of…

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