In general, there are few things less funny and interesting to talk about than the science and psychology of humor. While there have certainly been some insightful and captivating think pieces on humor over the years (my friend and colleague...Show More Summary
Today, many individuals, governments and business are eager to use behavioral sciences to improve lives, happiness and profits. Yet, most people don't have the time to obtain a Ph.D in behavioral sciences. So, how can one get a good handle on behavioral science? Behavioral science champions how small changes can make big differences. Show More Summary
Richard Wiseman is the professor of Public Understanding of Psychology at the UK's University of Hertfordshire. His last book, Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There, was about the psychology of so-called supernatural experience...
One of the most popular exercises in the science of positive psychology is referred to as “use your signature strengths in new ways.” But what does this exercise mean? How do you make the most of it to benefit yourself and others? Here are some ways to make this exercise work for you! read more
A theoretical paper with lead author Tamika Zapolski, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), examines a paradox in African American drinking. African...Show More Summary
Robert Shiller, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, a Yale professor and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices discusses the importance of psychology in the markets and what it’s telling him now. WEALTHTRACK #1035 originally Broadcast February 21, 2014 Source: WealthTrack
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A rodent in a maze is a staple — even a stereotype — of experimental psychology research. But the maze in the lab of Rebecca Burwell, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University, is not your grandfather's apparatus. Show More Summary
We trawl the world's journals so you don't have to:Special Section on Behavioural Priming and its Replication (Perspectives on Psychological Science).Perceptual Narrowing (Developmental Psychobiology).Adaptive Memory: The Emergence and...Show More Summary
How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference. SPSPShow More Summary
Diana Deutsch is a professor of psychology at the University of San Diego, and a master at manipulating people's ears. While researching quirks in the way humans hear things, she has invented many auditory illusions. Here are some of the weirdest, and why they work. Read more...
Psychological studies show that swearing and name-calling in Internet discussions shut down our ability to think. 2 professors of science communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison - Dominique Brossard and Dietram A. Scheufele...Show More Summary
In a study to be published in Psychological Science, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen demonstrate that brain cells in what is called the mirror system help people make sense of the actions they see other people perform in everyday life. read more
A Psychological Science published study suggests marriage quality may influence a person’s heart disease Marriage Quality May Influence Heart Disease Risk - -
New research shows that lying about performance on one task may increase creativity on a subsequent task by making people feel less bound by conventional rules. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...Show More Summary
Social psychology and other related sciences have much to offer activists for a more compassionate world. In the invaluable guide CHANGE OF HEART, an advocacy expert shows how to promote change, particularly in individuals. read mor...
Why dreams are remembered or forgotten, where dreams are controlled in the brain, what they mean and more... 1. Why the brain remembers dreams Some people recall all kinds of dreams, others hardly anything. Why the big difference? Part of the reason... Continue reading - - > ? Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. Show More Summary
[This is 15th chapter in the #ProductivityHacks series currently running on Trak.in] Psychology is the science and art of understanding our mind in order to derive mental functions and behaviors. No, I am not a psychologist, but have researched quite a few psychological theories with respect to productivity, and in this series, we will try...
WASHINGTON - When it comes to chronic pain, psychological interventions often provide more relief than prescription drugs or surgery without the risk of side effects, but are used much less frequently than traditional medical treatments, according to a comprehensive review published by the American Psychological Association. read more
CHICAGO --- Daniel K. Mroczek, professor of psychology and professor of medical social sciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, will discuss his research at a symposium on resilient aging during...Show More Summary
Slate magazine reports on a new psychology paper from researchers at the University of Manitoba, which sought to investigate whether people who engage in trolling were characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called Dark...Show More Summary