(Association for Psychological Science) Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) -- a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain -- may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it probably does not add any meaningful benefit to cognitive training. Show More Summary
(Association for Psychological Science) People may try to make someone else feel negative emotions if they think experiencing those emotions will be beneficial in the long run, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary
(Penn State) Criticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, rather than an attempt to hide methods and results, according to researchers.
(Association for Psychological Science) A field study in Malawi reveals psychological factors played an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation: Girls were significantly...Show More Summary
More than 330 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 20 - Armed Forces Day - at the Uniformed...Show More Summary
[cat picture] In a news article entitled, “No, Wearing Red Doesn’t Make You Hotter,” Dalmeet Singh Chawla recounts the story of yet another Psychological Science / PPNAS-style study (this one actually appeared back in 2008 in Journal...Show More Summary
(Association for Psychological Science) People typically report substantive changes to their personality when they become intoxicated, but observations from outsiders suggest less drastic differences between 'sober' and 'drunk' personalities, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at NYU and the the author of “Health Brain, Happy Life.” Here, she explains the positive effects of exercising to the brain. FollowShow More Summary
Today’s sciences merging trend continues to grow. And we at Unplag can’t help digging into the issue too. From now on neuroscience, education, and psychology are brought together. In fact, neuroeducation takes roots from Neuro-Educational Summit in 2009 initiated by the John Hopkins University and Dana Foundation. Show More Summary
Transforming psychology into a mature science will require an uncompromising commitment to robustness and transparency. No exceptions, no special pleading, and no excuses I have two confessions to make. The first is that there are times when I regret pursuing psychology. Show More Summary
(Association for Psychological Science) Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary
Lee Jussim pointed me to the recent article in Psychological Science by Joseph Simmons and Uri Simonsohn, expanding on their blog post on flaws in the notorious power pose article. Jussim then commented: I [Jussim] think that Cuddy/Fiske world is slowly shrinking. Show More Summary
(Association for Psychological Science) From our greetings to our celebrations to how we take our coffee, everyday life is full of shared rituals. The effort and commitment involved in these rituals can help us bond with others -- but new research suggests that they may also push us away from those who don't share the same practices. Show More Summary
[cat picture] Hilde Geurts and I write: There is currently increased attention to the statistical (and replication) crisis in science. Biomedicine and social psychology have been at the heart of this crisis, but similar problems are evident in a wide range of fields. Show More Summary
(Association for Psychological Science) College students who participated in a self-administered intervention prompting them to reflect about their use of classroom resources had final grades that were higher than their peers, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Barbara A. Spellman hails an analysis of reproducibility in psychology by a champion for change.
(University of Kent) The study, which was led by Stephen Earl from the University's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, discovered that psychological pressure from teachers can contribute to disengagement amongst teenage pupils under 14. Active disengagement behaviors include talking and making noise, with daydreaming in class amongst the more passive disengagement behaviors.
(Association for Psychological Science) An innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescents but not their parents. The results are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
I fell down a rabbit hole when I started researching the brain science/psychology around listening vs. reading books... Covered in this post: Does listening to audiobooks count as reading? Is listening to audiobooks “cheating”? The Different...Show More Summary
Experimental psychology professor Charles Spence’s new book, Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating, explores how music, plateware, and theatrics influence the taste of food.