MIND & BODY
WHO WEARS THE PANTS
When a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname, people apparently perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity. He is perceived as having less power in the relationship, according to the first study of people’s perceptions and masculinity published in journal Sex Roles.
DEPRESSED OR BIPOLAR?
Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as major depression. While the symptoms can be similar, treatments are different. A study published in the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry has found that a simple, non-invasive ECG can be a major help in diagnosis: those with major depression show significantly higher variation in heart rate than those with bipolar disorder.
YOUR FACEBOOK AND YOU
A new study from Germany reports that materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as “digital objects” and have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions.