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Science Confirms That Any Way You Want To 'Sleep Train' Is FINE

Sleep training can be controversial, and many parents worry that letting their babies cry themselves to sleep could lead to bonding and psychological issues. But a small new study adds to the growing body of research that supports the popular method known as "graduated extinction," or controlled crying, as safe and effective. Show More Summary

Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Four

Parts one, two, and three. On: How should scientists respond to failed replications?  What kinds of responses contribute to a progressive science? Another major news story surrounding replication in the last few months was the failure to replicate the ego depletion effect.  It’s an interesting case because the psychologist famous for naming and discovering the […]

Serving Those Who Serve, More Than 360 Uniformed Medical Professionals Graduate From USU

More than 360 uniformed professionals and their guests will receive their long-deserved medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 21 - Armed Forces Day - at the Uniformed...Show More Summary

Using Brain Scans to Diagnose Mental Disorders

Some clinics are using brain imaging (especially SPECT) for diagnosing psychological conditions like ADHD and depression, but there's little science to support this use.

Inside the Lab That’s Inventing Your Next Favorite Flavor

What we talk about when we talk about the science and psychology of flavor. The post Inside the Lab That's Inventing Your Next Favorite Flavor appeared first on WIRED.

Internet Psychology Part I – Why the Best Memes Go Viral

Unless you have been hiding under a rock of late, you’ve seen a social media-spread Internet meme or two; the hilarious, the shocking and the big, fat fails. Finally, the complex science of modelling and investigating our use of Internet memes is beginning to bloom, revealing not only how to make memes go viral and […]

Will transparency damage science?

Jonathan Sterne sent me this opinion piece by Stephan Lewandowsky and Dorothy Bishop, two psychology researchers who express concern that the movement for science and data transparency has been abused. It would be easy for me to dismiss...Show More Summary

David Brooks jumps to conclusions about raising children that, just this once, can’t be complained about

Sure, he wants parents to "use psychological science to help kids thrive," but the advice is actually sound

The Puzzle of Paul Meehl: An intellectual history of research criticism in psychology

There’s nothing wrong with Meehl. He’s great. The puzzle of Paul Meehl is that everything we’re saying now, all this stuff about the problems with Psychological Science and PPNAS and Ted talks and all that, Paul Meehl was saying 50 years ago. Show More Summary

"The real reason some people end up with partners who are way more attractive."

"[A] study published last year in the journal Psychological Science... found that heterosexual couples who were friends before they dated were more likely to be rated at different attractiveness levels."But look for more closely matched couples in the future as people get together primarily through computer services. This friends-first thing isn't going to be happening much.

The Try Guys, Quinta Brunston, Ashly Perez Lead BuzzFeed’s Original Programming Slate

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

At its previous Newfronts presentations, BuzzFeed wowed attendees with its knowledge of data science, social psychology, and the other empirical concepts that drive its approach... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

Does Electing Women Matter? Here’s What The Research Says.

What we know from the recent research in psychology, political science, and economics. The post Does Electing Women Matter? Here’s What The Research Says. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Yale Psychologist Paul Bloom Argues In a New Book That Feeling Empathy “Makes the World Worse”

What could possibly be bad about feeling empathy? In this three-minute video, Yale professor of psychology and cognitive science Paul Bloom explains why empathy is "fundamentally, from a moral standpoint, a bad thing."

Why We Procrastinate

E-commerce platform Shopify digs into the science and psychology which drives us to blow off work and not get things done, and even though we might think you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, there is hope for chronic dilly-dallier...

OR YOU COULD STOP ROTATING THE CAT AND WRITE: The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of…

OR YOU COULD STOP ROTATING THE CAT AND WRITE: The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine.

Is the Lie Detector Based on Junk Science?

Morton E. Tavel, Skeptical Inquirer: Much of the American public seems to be convinced that the "lie detector" is valid, as indicated by its ubiquitous use in "whodunit" literature and on television crime, psychology, talk, and news shows.... Show More Summary

Fewer romantic prospects may lead to riskier investments

Encountering information suggesting that it may be tough to find a romantic partner shifts people's decision making toward riskier options, according to new findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. read more

Torture Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA): Dr. Arrigo Awarded by AAAS

Earlier this year, Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo was celebrated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as the recipient of its 2015 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award. 2015 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility...Show More Summary

The science of a good cry: In evolutionary terms, it signals two things

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The shedding of emotional tears is unique to humans, but our evolutionary, psychological, and biological reasons for “crying it out” remain a mystery.

The Psychology of Creepiness

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image: McAndrew and Koehnke) What does it mean to be creepy? We recently looked at cartoon illustrations. Now let's look at the science of creepiness. Francis T. McAndrew and Sara S. Koehnke of Knox College recently published an article on the subject in New Ideas in Psychology. Show More Summary

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