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.
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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.
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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.
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
Long before the launch of his colossal Batman reboot, or original science fiction blockbusters like Inception and Interstellar, director Christopher Nolan made a name for himself with 2000's innovative psychological thriller Memento....Show More Summary
Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study by Daniel A. Chapman and Brian Lickel, of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, claims that skeptics are less likely to contribute to a relief appeal for a natural disaster, if the appeal blames the disaster on climate change. The abstract of the…
According to Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at University of California, Berkeley, Pixar accurately portrayed what the emotional state of an eleven year old may look like; there's actual science to a lot of the stylistic choices in the film.
A fascinating article on why social psychology needs more political diversity is due to be published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Sadly the full article is locked behind a paywall but the abstract gives an excellent summary of the article and the wider problem itself. Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science. Duarte JL, Crawford […]
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Scientists say that GMOs are just fine. But the public thinks otherwise. Are our fears rational? Think of a science denier, and you might picture someone arguing that climate change isn't real or vaccines cause autism. But the biggest chasm between scientists and the public is actually over GMOs: 88% of U.S. Show More Summary
SCIENCE: Women of all ages more likely to have serious mental health problems than men, report says. “Pratt said she could not explain why women have higher rates of serious psychological distress. ‘As I’m sure you are aware, we see this in major depression as well, but I don’t know that anyone has ever come […]
By: Wendy Suzuki, NYU Center for Neural Science Published: May 19, 2015 09:00am ET on LiveScience. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker,...Show More Summary
Who you marry doesn't affect just your happiness at home -- your spouse can also play a major role in your career prosperity, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. This study, published in Psychological Science, discovered that it's not only your personality that matters when it comes to achievement. Show More Summary
During a symposium at the Association for Psychological Sciences Conference on Saturday afternoon, world-renowned researchers from Swinburne University in Australia announced the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial in which a L-Theanine-based beverage (neuro BLISS) significantly reduced stress and cortisol levels in healthy, young adults.
Iron Fish aims to blend "science and the supernatural" at the bottom of our own oceans.
A National Research Council paper concludes that scientific research is increasingly dominated by teams - a promising approach that is also rife with challenges. Steve Kozlowski, professor of psychology at Michigan State University,Show More Summary
Our belief in pure evil influences our feelings about capital punishment, finds a Kansas State University psychology study. Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychological sciences and 2015-2016 Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars, looked at how beliefs in pure evil influenced how people treated those who committed crimes. Show More Summary
It's a sad week for evolutionary psychology buffs. A new paper out in Science, by a group of scientists led by University College London anthropologist Mark Dyble, suggests that despite widespread claims to the contrary, early hunter-gatherer societies likely practiced equality between the sexes.