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Neuroticism may postpone death for some

(Association for Psychological Science) Data from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may reduce the risk of death for individuals who report being in fair or poor health. Show More Summary

You’re Right

ADHD & Marriage News - Jul 21, 2017 Quote of the Week “Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right” - Hallowell NYC Center wall You’re Right Research in psychology and behavioral science clearly shows us that how we...Show More Summary

Hearing voices: the science of auditory verbal hallucinations - Science Weekly podcast

What can advances in neuroscience and psychology reveal about this age-old phenomenon? And how might digital avatars help patients answer back? Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion...Show More Summary

Individualistic practices and values increasing around the world

(Association for Psychological Science) Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon. The findings, published in Psychological...Show More Summary

NYT's Fair and Balanced Sunday Review: Ban Conservative Speech, Mock GOP’s Trump ‘Hallucination’

The recent New York Times Sunday Review outdid itself in anti-conservative wackiness. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, offered some kooky junk science in the name of banning “offensive” right-wingers...Show More Summary

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Why,’ About the Science of Curiosity

In his new book, Mario Livio delves into the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and speaks with people who have extreme curiosity.

Graphs as comparisons: A case study

Above is a pair of graphs from a 2015 paper by Alison Gopnik, Thomas Griffiths, and Christopher Lucas. It takes up half a page in the journal, Current Directions in Psychological Science. I think we can do better. First, what’s wrong...Show More Summary

Inferiority is complex

Inferior, which calls out the bad science used to endorse the cultural prejudice that women are biologically and psychologically second rate to men, is an engaging and harrowing read says Jess Wade

Visual illusion could help you read smaller font

(Association for Psychological Science) Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

To attract more students to STEM, highlight communal aspects of STEM careers

(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) New research highlights the importance of showing students the communal aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers in order to attract more students to STEM classes and careers. The research is published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Scapegoating Possums: Science, Psychology, and Words of War

Killing possums by youngsters has generated local and global condemnation. The science, psychology, and hype behind New Zealand's war on wildlife are highly questionable.

Painting My Nails Kept Me Sane Through College, And Science Backs Me Up On That

Turns out, I’m not alone in using polish as a coping skill of sorts, and there’s a sound psychological basis for doing your nails.

Pictures of puppies and bunnies could save your marriage

A new study in Psychological Science has found that creating links between your spouse and positive images can increase overall marital satisfaction. Originally requested as part of a grant from the Department of Defense to help military...Show More Summary

Systematic research investigates effects of money on thinking, behavior

(Association for Psychological Science) In a new research article, scientists present results from three experiments that systematically explore money-priming effects, finding inconsistent evidence for the effect of money primes on various measures of self-sufficient thinking and behavior. Show More Summary

Meaningless accelerating scores yield better performance

(Association for Psychological Science) Seemingly any behavior can be 'gamified' and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you've walked to the online purchases you've made and even the chores you've completed. Tracking...Show More Summary

Adults with autism make more consistent choices

(Association for Psychological Science) People with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) often show a reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but new research suggests that this reduced sensitivity may actually lead to more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks.

Taking photos of experiences boosts visual memory, impairs auditory memory

(Association for Psychological Science) A quick glance at any social media platform will tell you that people love taking photos of their experiences -- whether they're lying on the beach, touring a museum, or just waiting in line at the grocery store. Show More Summary

Strategic studying limits the costs of divided attention

(Association for Psychological Science) Multitasking while studying may impair overall memory for the study material, but your ability to strategically identify and remember the most important information may stay intact, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar ones

(Association for Psychological Science) People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital spark

(Association for Psychological Science) One of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists led by James K. Show More Summary

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