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A New Study Explains Why You and Your 7th-Grade Best Friend Drifted Apart

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Most middle-school friendships are pretty much doomed to fall apart, according to both the authors of a new study in Psychological Science and anyone who has ever been or known a middle schooler. The researchers, led by Amy C. Hartl of Florida Atlantic University, tracked 410 seventh graders, checking in... More »

Changing the Look of Tax Forms

A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Drone Doctors, Trump Psychology And The Science Of Songs

This week, we read up medical technology. A new army task force is in charge of improving the mental health of its drone operators, who are essentially shift workers suffering from chronic fatigue and the stigma associated with their...Show More Summary

Riding The Elephant: Mastering Decision-Making In Money And Life

The most compelling findings regarding financial decision-making are found not in spreadsheets, but in science. A blend of psychology, biology and economics, much of the research on this topic has been around for years. Its application in mainstream personal finance, however, is barely evident. Perhaps a simple analogy will help [...]

Meet The Startup That Wants To Calculate Your Relationship Compatibility Through Genetics

Toronto-based startup Instant Chemistry helps couples understand the science behind their attraction. Instant Chemistry's kit tests for three immune system genes and four behavioral genetic variants. It also includes a psychological assessment, so that users can understand how their partner deals with conflict and behaves in terms of dominance, social behavior, and intimacy.

Unlocking the Science of Social Jet Lag and Sleep: An Interview With Till Roenneberg

Professor Till Roenneberg is a leading researcher of chronobiology, or biological rhythms, in the rapidly expanding field of sleep science. As the Head of Human Chronobiology at the Institute of Medical Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian...Show More Summary

Scientists Discover What Makes Screams So Scary

What makes a scream a scream? New York University researchers tasked themselves with listening to people scream to find out. NYU psychology and neural science professor David Poeppel and his colleagues collected screams from YouTube, films, and 19 volunteers who screeched in a sound booth. The team measured sound properties,...

Bill Cosby’s Potential Somnophilia ‘Fetish’ Is No Excuse. Here’s Why.

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor   |   July 15, 2015 06:58am ET Allegations that comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped multiple women since the 1970s have brought a controversial psychological term to the surface: somnophilia, a fetish for sex with a sleeping person. Show More Summary

Lucrative pseudoscience at the International Positive Psychology Association meeting

A plenary session dripping with crank science may be an outlier, but it’s on a continuum with the claims of mainstream positive psychology.  Follow the conference attendees following the money, does it take you to science? Imagine… Imagine a PhD … Continue reading »

Coming Close is Better than Winning it All

If you want to be a winner, you may have to lose a few times. According to research published in the journal Psychological Science, “near misses,” such as losing on the last-second shot, or missing a winning lottery number by one digit, actually boost our […]

There’s No Such Thing As A Psychopath

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Unlike discrete psychological disorders such as schizophrenia or depression, psychopathy is a disorder sustained by rhetoric rather than by science – ‘psychopath’ is just a strong word for a deviant, in the same way that ‘jerk’ describes someone you don’t like but reveals little about that person’s psychology.”

7 Things Everyone Should Know But Nobody Tells You About Start Ups

Ben Parr is an outgoing journalist, author, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He is the author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention, a book on the science and psychology of attention and how to capture the attention of others. Ben is Co-founder and Managing Partner of DominateFund, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Show More Summary

Sleep More, Work Happier?

Swedish psychologists, Psychological Science reported, found a link between sleeping poorly and feeling stressed at work. Researchers published their findings in the journal Sleep. For the study, almost 5,000 Swedes filled out a questionnaire about their sleep habits and work lives. Show More Summary

When Will Soccer Finally Embrace Psychology?

3 weeks agoSports : Vice: Sports

Mental health experts around the game believe much will be gained when soccer clubs look at psychology the same way they do sports science.

Dating Friends Brings Benefits

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

A study from the journal of Psychological Science found a bigger disparity in attractiveness among couples that were friends before dating. Why the friendzone may be a path to love.

The science behind why we like, share, and comment on Facebook

We don’t just share, post, and like on Facebook for the fun of it; there's more to it. There's actually psychological science behind it. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Polish Professor Explains Warsaw's Craving for US Military Bases

In a recent article for news magazine Przeglad, respected Jagiellonian University political science professor Bronislaw Lagowski explained the reasoning, both political and psychological, behind the Polish government's aspirations to station US bases on Polish soil.

The shame of psychology

A sociologist would like psychologists to talk about emotion -- not simply to share feelings, but to advance science. According to the sociologists, intuition could be the catalyst that enables psychology to progress in areas in which it has stagnated.

“When more data steer us wrong: replications with the wrong dependent measure perpetuate erroneous conclusions”

Evan Heit sent in this article with Caren Rotello and Chad Dubé: There is a replication crisis in science, to which psychological research has not been immune: Many effects have proven uncomfortably difficult to reproduce. Although the...Show More Summary

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