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Pre-Death Dreams: Their Psychological and Spiritual Value

The recent edition of the New York Times' "Science Times" section featured an article on the research of Dr. Christopher Kerr at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga, New York. Dr. Kerr's research has looked at the role of dreams in the end-of-life experiences of patients in palliative care. Show More Summary

Millennials say one thing but do another when choosing chocolate, study finds

MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- The majority of millennials may not be putting their money where their mouths are when selecting chocolate, according to a Kansas State University expert in psychological sciences. Despite strong preferences forShow More Summary

Early poverty disrupts link between hunger and eating

How much you eat when you're not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. read more

The Surprising Health Benefits of Clutter

According to a 2013 study published in Psychological Science, researchers from the University of Michigan found that environmental disorder actually stimulates creativity.

A uniter and a divider

Purity is the moral foundation that drives people apart - and a glue that keeps them together, a new study shows. The study, led by USC researchers, combined computer science, moral psychology and sociology of networks research techniques...Show More Summary

Inoculation Theory: Stepping up the Climate Brainwashing

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Our old friend John Cook thinks climate skeptics have to be psychologically “inoculated”, to help reeducate us into accepting climate science, without triggering a reflexive “denial” response. The science for climate change only feeds the denial: how do you beat that? As the scientific consensus for climate change has strengthened…

Love is a Verb: Findings from the Longest Study on Happiness

For decades psychology as a science studied the flaws in human beings. Depression, anxiety and mental illness research and treatment protocols dominated the journals. Looking for causes and treatments, scientists sought to find ways to alleviate suffering for the populace. In spite of all the […]

How well does a rat simulate a human gambler?

How well does a rat simulate a human gambler? Well enough to be the basis of science announcements. Those announcements come from a laboratory at the University of British Columbia. Here’s one of the announcements: UBC Psychology Professor Catharine Winstanley [pictured here]’s one-of-a-kind approach to gambling addiction is a highlight of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre […]

This popular major at Stanford produced some of the biggest names in tech

Symbolic Systems is one of the most popular majors at Stanford. It's also one of the toughest programs to get through as it combines courses in psychology, computer science, and linguistics. Not surprisingly, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...Show More Summary

No evidence of seasonal differences in depressive symptoms

A large-scale survey of U.S. adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings are inconsistent with the notion of seasonal depression as a commonly occurring disorder. read more

A reanalysis of data from a Psychological Science paper

Andrea Panizza writes: I just read about psychologist Uri Simonson debunking a research by colleagues Raphael Silberzahn & Eric Uhlmann on the positive effects of noble-sounding German surnames on people’s careers (!!!). Here the fact is mentioned. Show More Summary

Settled Science: Liberals Are Simple-Minded

(Steven Hayward) The nation’s best science reporter, Reason’s Ron Bailey, has the story: It is almost a truism among psychological researchers that conservatives are simple-minded and dogmatic. Liberals, meanwhile, are supposed to be more complex and open-minded thinkers. Show More Summary

Couples' quality of life linked even when one partner dies

When one spouse passes away, his or her characteristics continue to be linked with the surviving spouse's well-being, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

Lewandowsky’s Psychological Science publishing hoax reaches the media

From Paul Matthew’s Climate Scepticism blog: In the blogosphere, the hoax paper by Lewandowsky, Oberauer and Gignac,  NASA faked the moon landing—therefore, (climate) science is a hoax was exposed soon after it came out  –  see blog posts by Jo Nova, Steve McIntyre, Brandon Shollenberger, José Duarte and many others. Duarte’s comments are significant as he is a…

Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids with genetic mutation

Exposure to small amounts of lead may contribute to ADHD symptoms in children who have a particular gene mutation, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. read more

Science Says Screaming Is Good For You

“For the first time in the history of psychology there is a way to access feelings, hidden away, in a... The post Science Says Screaming Is Good For You appeared first on Lifehack.

Can Psychology Be an Empirical Science?

In a provocative new paper, Norwegian psychologist Jan Smedslund argues that psychology "cannot be an empirical science". Smedslund is a veteran of the field; his first paper was published in 1953. He opens by saying that PsychologyShow More Summary

Should have seen it coming: Once high-flying Psychological Science article lies in pieces on the ground

Life is too short for wasting time probing every instance of professional organizations promoting bad science when they have an established record of doing just that. There were lots of indicators that’s what we were

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