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 […]
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
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
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
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
by Angela Guess James Guszcza of Deloitte Consulting recently wrote in Forbes, “What do ‘Moneyball’—applying data analytics to make more economically efficient decisions—and ‘nudge’— using principles from psychology and behavioral economics...Show More Summary
Episode Description: In this episode, taken from the Buddhist Geeks Conference in 2011, Kelly McGonigal, PhD in Health Psychology, speaks on how the neuroscience of meditation can help us understand how practice shapes the mind and can also offer fresh insights into concepts like mindfulness and suffering. Show More Summary
Episode Description: David Vago, an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, has held the position of Senior Research Coordinator for the Mind & Life Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering dialogue and research at the highest possible level between modern science and the great living contemplative traditions. Show More Summary
Categories: Feminism Science Skepticism Tags: Sciencestemwomen in STEM Science For The People brought together four women working in STEM – Colgate University Professor of Psychology Jessica Cundiff, Ph.D., Physics Professor Dr. Shohini Ghose, Director of the Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Women in... (Read more...)
Baiyina's Sophisticated 'Paris Meets Los Angeles' Home As anyone reading this site knows, design is about a lot more than just having a pretty room. There are many different elements that go into the experience of a space, and they can all have a significant impact on the way that we relate to our surroundings. READ MORE »
The stock market might seem like a roulette wheel to some or a temperamental herd of cats to others, but there is more science, psychology, and art to trading than simply picking the stocks that match your initials. No one … Continue reading ?
A new paper published in the journal Psychological Science takes a look at the impact that thoughts of God can have on a person's risk-taking behavior, and the results are interesting. The Stanford University researchers were particularly...Show More Summary
The computational approach is the orthodoxy in psychological science. We try and understand the mind using the metaphors of information processing and the storage and retrieval of representations. These ideas are so common that it is easy to forget that there is any alternative. Andrew Wilson is on a mission to remind us that there […]
Episode Description: Dr. Charles T. Tart has been involved with research and theory in the fields of Hypnosis, Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Parapsychology, Consciousness and Mindfulness since 1963. In this keynote from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Dr. Show More Summary
By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Perhaps the very last person you should turn to for advice is yourself, according to a new post from the Association for Psychological Science, which references research published last year in Psychological Science. Show More Summary
Links for you. Science: Psychology Journal Bans Significance Testing (really interesting) Sewage Reflects the Microbiomes of Human Populations Fishing For the Microbes Behind Malnutrition “the strongest evidence to date” on effect of “97% consensus” messaging The United States of Megadrought: … Continue reading ?
So last week, the science bloggysphere was briefly abuzz (atwitter?) about the decision by the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) to ban p-value statistics from their articles: The Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) 2014 Editorial emphasized that … Continue reading ?
Research published in Psychological Science has shown that experiential purchases (money spent on doing) may provide more enduring happiness than material purchases (money spent on having). Participants reported that waiting for an experience elicits significantly more happiness, pleasantness and excitement than waiting for a material good. read more
Our pick of the best psychology and neuroscience links from the past week or so:The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Colour of This DressThe internet is abuzz with talk of the dress that some people see as white and gold, others as blue and black. Show More Summary
Tired of reaching for a bottle of pills to quell your chronic pain? Maybe you should strap on a virtual reality headset. In an experiment described last week in Psychological Science, scientists showed how bogus visual feedback created by virtual reality can actually trick the brain into boosting or reducing a person's range of pain-free movement. Show More Summary