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How To Stop Food Cravings: 10 Tricks Based on Science

Stop food cravings with these ten simple tips based on the psychological research. » Continue reading: How To Stop Food Cravings: 10 Tricks Based on Science » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles: Stop...Show More Summary

Psychology of the appeal of being anti-GMO

A team of philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to sustainable agriculture. Show More Summary

Political Attitudes in Social Environments

Jose Duarte, Jarret Crawford, Charlotta Stern, Jonathan Haidt, Lee Jussim, and Philip Tetlock wrote an article, “Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science,” in which the argued that the field of social psychology would benefit from the inclusion of more non-liberal voices (here I’m using “liberal” in the sense of current U.S. Show More Summary

Why You Should Never Diet Again: The Science of Weight Loss

There are biological and psychological forces that make regaining lost weight all too easy. Excerpted from “Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again” by Dr. Traci Mann. Show More Summary

Pop Psychology, Personality Types, And Thick Skin

Categories: Science Skepticism Tags: internet dialoguesensitive people If people love anything, they love pop psychology, especially if they get to take a little test that tells them what kind of person they are. Of course many of... (Read more...)

The psychology of pricing a real estate property

Is there a science or psychology to pricing your client's property? I believe there is, and that price is a direct function of marketing...

3 Scientific Reasons We Are Psychologically Programmed To Cheat On Our Partners

According to the National Science Foundation, only three to five percent of mammals are monogamous.

Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers

Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Racial...Show More Summary

A sniff of happiness: Chemicals in sweat may convey positive emotion

Humans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through the smell of our sweat, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research indicates that we produce chemical compounds, or chemosignals, when we experience happiness that are detectable by others who smell our sweat.

She’s giving me hallucinations

Last year I did a talk in London on auditory hallucinations, The Beach Boys and the psychology and neuroscience of hallucinated voices, and I’ve just discovered the audio is available online. It was part of the Pint of Science festival where they got scientists to talk about their area of research in the pub, which […]

Money Buys Unhappiness

In a new study, published in the current issue of Psychological Science, Jordi Quoidbach and three colleagues demonstrate that money-even the thought of it-undermines life's simple pleasures. Specifically, the authors found that wealthier...Show More Summary

Did Science Just Discover a New Shakespeare Play?

Did William Shakespeare pen Double Falsehood after all? Texas researchers say he probably did after comparing the play to "psychological signatures" they worked up for the Bard, Lewis Theobald (the supposed author), and Shakespeare contemporary John Fletcher. The study, published in Psychological Science, used text-analyzing software and psychological theory to...

Firms Provide Psychology Aid to Help Agencies

Summary: Agencies need to be able to position themselves in a way that not only makes them still economically relevant, but also valuable. One such way to do that is to lay more emphasis on how additional fields of science can actually help advertising and marketing be more effective. We received an email the other day from a Canadian-based agency...

Why Stress Is Bad For You

Everyone is stressed out – we all know it and we have the science to prove it. Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has monitored our attitudes and perception of stress and examined the impact it has on our lives. The latest survey showed that people continue to report stress levels that are higher than what they believe is healthy. Show More Summary

The Psychology of Dating

In this age of rationality and endless data, intuition is often looked upon as an inferior means of problem-solving. Yet in many situations, even in the hard sciences, it is the most useful means of all. “I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I […]

Fianlly: peer reviewed pushback against the Lew paper

Paul M. Writes: Ruth Dixon and Jonathan Jones have had a comment published in Psychological Science criticising the LOG ‘Moon hoax’ paper (Psych Science) and LGO ‘Role of Conspiracist Ideation’ (PlosOne) http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/26/0956797614566469.full...Show More Summary

Jones and Dixon Refute Conspiracy Theorist Lewandowsky

Jonathan Jones and Ruth Dixon have published (see Ruth’s blog here) a comment  in Psychological Science on conspiracy theorist Stephan Lewandowsky’s Hoax article, much discussed at CA at the time.  Although their statistical points are incontrovertible and clearly expressed, it took considerable persistence – see timeline here. Show More Summary

Robotic infants reveal posture may play an important role in learning

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It had to happen sooner or later; robots have replaced infants... at least, as subjects in psychological research being conducted by a team at the Indiana University (IU) Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. The robots are being...Show More Summary

Why do men prefer certain female backsides? It may come down to an evolutionary push for curvy spines.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Butt science alert: The latest evolutionary psychology suggests that heterosexual men might be on the lookout for a very specific kind of spine curve in sexual partners. In other words, it's not about size — it's about what your lower vertebra do with it. Show More Summary

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