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No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive training

(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

Making people feel bad can be a strategy for helping them

(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

Data sharing can offer help in science's reproducibility crisis

(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.

Fostering motivation could help keep marginalized girls in school

(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

Saving Lives, Improving Readiness: More Than 330 Military Health Care Professionals to Graduate

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

What is needed to do good research (hint: it’s not just the avoidance of “too much weight given to small samples, a tendency to publish positive results and not negative results, and perhaps an unconscious bias from the researchers themselves”)

[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

Personality may change when you drink, but less than you think

(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.

A neuroscientist explains how exercise can make you smarter

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

Neuroscience in Education. A New Turn in Learning Experience

2 weeks agoAcademics : Unplag Blog

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

From protoscience to proper science: The path ahead for psychology

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

Childhood bullying linked to health risks in adulthood

(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

Discussion with Lee Jussim and Simine Vazire on eminence, junk science, and blind reviewing

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

Group rituals can make us biased against outsiders

(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

The statistical crisis in science: How is it relevant to clinical neuropsychology?

[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

Thinking strategically about study resources boosts students' final grades

(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.

Psychology: Science in spite of itself

last monthAcademics : Nature

Barbara A. Spellman hails an analysis of reproducibility in psychology by a champion for change.

Teenagers can become disruptive if teachers use psychological pressure

(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.

Cognitive skills differ across cultures and generations

(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.

Does listening to audio books count as reading? Plus my childhood learning struggles & how I mastered A+ studying

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

This Food Scientist Can Hack Your Dinner

last monthNews : Vice News

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.

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