As it turns out, there are a couple of evolutionary reasons why we have these opposing emotions, which psychologists have termed “dimorphous expressions.” In a paper published earlier last year in the journal Psychological Science, Oriana...Show More Summary
There’s a long, colorful history of using pigeons in research, particularly in the behavioral and psychological sciences. Now scientists have trained a flock of pigeons to be feathered pathologists, able to spot telltale signs of breast cancer in medical images nearly as well as their human counterparts. Read more...
Brian Nosek, professor of psychology and Executive Director of the Open Science Project, joined EconTalk host Russ Roberts for a follow-up conversation on the results of his meta-analysis of 100 psychology studies, seeking to replicate...Show More Summary
Have you noticed that the men you are with eat a lot? It's not your imagination, according to a new study published in Evolutionary Psychological Science last week. In a small experiment of 105 adults performed by Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab, researchers found that men who were on... More »
Some of the most urgent issues that American society faces today -- including obesity, consumer debt, risk of terrorism, and climate change -- are fundamentally influenced by decision making and behavior at both the individual and institutional levels. Show More Summary
If you're a man, how much you eat may have more to do with the gender of your dining companions than your appetite. A new Cornell University study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, found that men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men. read more
Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia and the Center for Open Science talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Reproducibility Project--an effort to reproduce the findings of 100 articles in three top psychology journals.Show More Summary
Nearly 50 years after Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger first sang the line "What a drag it is getting old," a study in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science shows that US adults over the age of 30 are not nearly as happy as they used to be.
I’M BEGINNING TO DISTRUST ALL SOCIAL SCIENCE ON RAPE: Pentagon ‘gay’ rape debacle: Report alleging male-on-male sexual trauma retracted. The American Psychological Association has taken the extraordinary step of retracting an in-house journal article that asserted the rate of rape and other sexual trauma among military men was as much as 15 times higher than […]
"This is some simulation." There's a new trailer for a science fiction film called 400 Days, but it's actually a Syfy Film that is getting a full theatrical release in January. Turned out better than they were hoping, maybe? 400 Days...Show More Summary
A new study, published Thursday in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found that the old adage that people over 30 are happier than teenagers and young adults may no longer be true. Looking at data from the 1970s through the present, the authors of the study found that until recently, adults over age…
This article originally appeared in Science of Us. If you ever feel vaguely guilty about the vast amounts of television you watch, might I suggest you cling to the findings of this study, published this fall in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Show More Summary
Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport explains why the media intentionally ignored whistleblower revelations about vaccines and autism. photo by: Art Writ My wife is the medical expert in our family. She has a PhD in psychology, works with doctors, and performed medical rounds as part of her training. Show More Summary
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, in honor of Halloween, our colleagues across HuffPost explored the science of our most commons fears and how we can overcome them. We were also captivated by a frightening...Show More Summary
If you want to be a successful marketer or salesperson, then "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D., should be required reading. The book explores six universal principles of persuasion so deeply ingrained in our nature that most of the time we're unaware we're even being influenced...
You won't believe the psychological tricks employed to get you to eat (and order!) way more than you need to.
Findings from a new study challenge the notion that older adults always lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to learning new things. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological...Show More Summary
Fox News “psychology expert” Gina Loudon argued over the weekend that transgender inmates did not deserved to have sex reassignment surgery, and that doctors who recommended the procedure were “science deniers.” On Saturday’s edition of Fox & Friends, host Peter...
A fantastic eight-part podcast series called Missing has just concluded and it’s a brilliant look at the psychology and forensic science of missing people. It’s been put together by the novelist Tim Weaver who is renowned for his crime thrillers that feature missing persons investigator David Raker. He uses the series to investigate the phenomenon […]
The science is pretty conclusive: tipping doesn't improve service.