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Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability

(Yale-NUS College) A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communication skills that enable them to engage and interact well with their peers in social settings.

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to be Special Snowflakes

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at! Transcript: New research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology suggests that people who believe in many conspiracy theories do so in... (Read more...) The post Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to be Special Snowflakes appeared first on Skepchick.

Eye movements reveal temporal expectation deficits in ADHD

(Association for Psychological Science) A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Cooperation driven by reciprocity, not conformity

(Association for Psychological Science) From an evolutionary perspective, cooperating with others can yield benefits that increase chances of survival. But what are the conditions that motivate us to cooperate? New research suggestsShow More Summary

If you want better sleep science says you should spend face-to-face time with your friends and family

last weekNews : The Raw Story

By Royette Tavernier, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University. Lean on me for a better night’s sleep. Syda Productions/ Studies have shown that the quality of our relationships may determine how healthy we are, how well we recover from illness and even how long...

Link between positive emotions and health depends on culture

(Association for Psychological Science) Positive emotions are often seen as critical aspects of healthy living, but new research suggests that the link between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context. The findings, published...Show More Summary

It’s New Class Thursday!

Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading with Viktor Fejes Join Viktor Fejes for an advanced look at essential elements of color theory. From understanding color models and the science of RGB, to how to apply this knowledge when performing practical tasks such as color correcting and color grading. Show More Summary

The Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science

I believe that it is important for scientists to popularize psychology. At the same time, I think that there are real dangers in popularizing science.

Science is wrong about everything, but you can trust it more than anything

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Psychology is working on the hardest problems in all of science. Physics, astronomy, geology — those are easy, by comparison. Understanding consciousness, willpower, ideology, social change – there’s a larger-than-Large-Hadron-Collider...Show More Summary

Low-Income extraverts spend more on status than introverted peers

(Association for Psychological Science) The types of goods and services that low-income individuals buy may depend, at least in part, on their personality traits, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Like adults, children show bias in attributing mental states to others

(Association for Psychological Science) Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative to characters that belong to an outside group, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn't

(Association for Psychological Science) When we're trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose. But new research suggests that we tend to use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage.

Is Science Broken?

Two years ago this month, news of the replication crisis reached the front page of the New York Times. “Psychology’s Fears Confirmed: Rechecked Studies Don’t Hold Up,” read the A1 headline on the morning of Aug. 28, 2015. The journal...Show More Summary

You Really Need to Stop Putting Smiley Faces in Work Emails

Smiley faces may seem benign, but typing them in work emails may be doing more harm than good. In a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel wanted to find out whether including smileys in work emails actually has an effect on…

Cognitive abilities seem to reinforce each other in adolescence

(Association for Psychological Science) One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people's skills on a wide range of domains as...Show More Summary

Mesmerizing animations of 1960s science book op art covers

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In the 1960s, book designers gave many science and psychology paperbacks glorious avant-garde and op art covers. Henning M. Lederer just released his second collection of animations of these fine book jackets! Below is the first, from 2015.

Study examines tolerance of political lies for shared views

(University of Illinois at Chicago) A new study, from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science, suggests people have more leniency for politicians' lies when they bolster a shared belief that a specific political stance is morally right.

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action

(Association for Psychological Science) People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of view over time, according to findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

Americans perceive overweight Asian people as 'less foreign' than skinny Asians

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In Unexpected Gains: Being Overweight Buffers Asian Americans From Prejudice Against Foreigners (Sci-Hub mirror), a paper published in Psychological Science, a group of social scientists from UK and US universities as well as Microsoft evaluated the role that weight plays in the perceptions of people of Asian descent in the USA. (more…)

The science and psychology of why videos go viral

The videos and memes you keep seeing on your feeds aren’t an accident. There are actually six principles that drive virality. Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “Tipping Point,” psychologists have been trying to get to the bottom of whatShow More Summary

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