Just in time for Meaghan O'Connell's extremely good (and extremely difficult to read) account of getting an epidural comes a new study in Psychological Science on the question of how women remember their experiences of giving birth. According to a popular theory, the press release explained, when it comes to remembering experiences... More »
Controversy is essential to scientific progress. As Richard Feynman said, "science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Nothing is taken on faith, all assumptions are open to further scrutiny. It's a healthy sign therefore that psychology studies continue to generate great controversy. Show More Summary
Top Chef lifer Richard Blais' new Food Network show Hungry Games is set to premiere October 20 at 8 p.m ET. The show will explore the "psychology and science behind our food decisions" through "a series of fun hidden...
Forgiveness has been tossed around self-help circles for years, but little has been made of what it means in the context of research and what the science behind forgiveness can teach us about our own lives. read more
Grad student Rotem Ben-Shachar reflects on female attrition in the sciences: The reason for the “leaky pipeline” is a combination of social, cultural, and psychological factors—but they all contribute to a confidence gap that plagues female scientists, just as acutely as it plagues other professions. A recent survey of 193 graduate students in STEM fields […]
As a scientist and psychiatrist, I believe the Bible has all the principles necessary for us not only to survive but also to thrive in this spiritual war. Decision-making science (psychology, biology and neuroscience) is a great tool to condense these awesome but often unwieldy principles of the Bible into bite-sized digestible nuggets for daily use.
A new study claims it is possible to train children to resist unhealthy food options. Photo by Flickr user clappstar A study published in Psychological Science says it is possible to train children’s brains to resist craving junk food. The...Show More Summary
What doesn't kill us may make us stronger as a group, according to findings from new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that, despite its unpleasantness,...Show More Summary
Feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "This...Show More Summary
Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association forShow More Summary
Trust in American adults is decreasing, according to new numbers in the journal Psychological Science.
A study was recently published in the Journal of Psychological Science and subsequently reported on in The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Association for Psychological Science, several educational blogs, The Washington Post, and elsewhere online. Show More Summary
Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. read more
IN THEORY, the advent of and explosive growth in social media should be a boon to the social sciences of psychology, anthropology and sociology. Every day, billions of social exchanges occur in the digital wild, each tagged with and linked to the kind of data that many social scientists would give their eye teeth for. Show More Summary
(gifs from Drift Stage – Sunset City beta version) A 2010 study presented at the the Association for Psychological Sciences convention in Boston found that playing video games that involve reckless driving is associated with IRL reckless...Show More Summary
A Maryland teacher has been incarcerated for writing science fiction. Set 900 years from now, Patrick McLaw's stories depict the aftermath of a school shooting — a subject that alerted the police. He was forced to take a psychological evaluation, is now barred from school property, and is suspended from his job. Read more...
FOOD TV — Chef and Top Chef lifer Richard Blais is getting his own show on the Food Network. Per the announcement, Hungry Games will explore the "psychology and science behind our food decisions " through "a series of fun...
Shutterstock A few months ago, research published in the journal Psychological Science revealed that students who hand-write their notes learn better than those who use laptops, and the reason is not because the latter are busy checking Facebook. Separate groups totaling 327 test subjects were asked to record the same lecture by hand or by laptop. Show More Summary
By Kevin Hsu: Originally published on July 16, 2014 About Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, Authors Elizabeth Dunn is an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. Michael Norton is an associate professor of marketing at the Harvard Business School. Show More Summary
How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrieval cues. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary