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How Exercise Can Fuel Mental 'Time Travel' And Boost Creativity

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

Science Explains How Your Spouse's Personality Affects Your Career

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

Preliminary RCT Results: Neuro BLISS(r) Reduces Stress

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 is a Psychological Thriller Set in the Deep Sea

Iron Fish aims to blend "science and the supernatural" at the bottom of our own oceans.

Solo investigator outdated: Team science is better science

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

Those who lack moral relativism and believe some are just evil support harsher criminal punishments

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

Sorry, Evo Psych Fans. Our Caveman Ancestors Probably Practiced Gender Equality. 

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.

book review: fighting for peace by lisa leitz

The recent Political Science Quarterly carries my book review of Lisa Leitz’ Fighting for Peace: Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement. My choice quote: As a study of social psychology, Fighting for Peace is a strong contribution to the ever-growing literature on activist identity and biography. It is a fitting addition to […]

Do People Really End Up Dating Their ‘Types’?

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Most people probably have at least a vague idea of the qualities they'd like their ideal partner to have: tall, funny, attractive, good with cats — the usual. But in a recent post over at Science of Relationships, social psychologist Lorne Campbell digs into the existing research to find out... More »

Innovations: 11 questions for Robin Hauser Reynolds, director of the CODE documentary

Director Robin Hauser Reynolds’s CODE documentary explores the of diversity in tech, despite the growing number of jobs. Through interviews with experts in science, education and psychology, Reynolds hopes to inspire change and “debug...Show More Summary

One Of The Most Important Things Kids Need Is Something They Are Actually Born With

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Dr. Lisa Miller is Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University's Teachers College. In her new book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong...Show More Summary

This Couple Is Raising $1 Million to Fund Medical-Grade MDMA and Mushrooms

In 2002, Pål-Ørjan Johansen, then a depressed psychology student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, ate magic mushrooms for the first time. It was his first encounter with psychedelics, and according to him, it saved...Show More Summary

What you won’t hear from the media and gay activists about same-sex ‘marriage’

Despite popular rumor, marriage can be defended through recognition of social, physical, psychological, and natural law sciences. And redefining it cannot.

Overeating? It's Not by Accident

Stacey Cahn, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains how food sciences contributes to overeating.

Does the Common Core help boost reading comprehension?

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of several books, including “Why Don’t Students Like School? and “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog. Willingham started teaching at U-Va., in […]

Does the Common Core help boost reading comprehension?

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of several books, including “Why Don’t Students Like School? and “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog. Willingham started teaching at U-Va., in […]

How To Stop Food Cravings: 10 Tricks Based on Science

Stop food cravings with these ten simple tips based on the psychological research. » Continue reading: How To Stop Food Cravings: 10 Tricks Based on Science » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles: Stop...Show More Summary

Psychology of the appeal of being anti-GMO

A team of philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to sustainable agriculture. Show More Summary

Political Attitudes in Social Environments

Jose Duarte, Jarret Crawford, Charlotta Stern, Jonathan Haidt, Lee Jussim, and Philip Tetlock wrote an article, “Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science,” in which the argued that the field of social psychology would benefit from the inclusion of more non-liberal voices (here I’m using “liberal” in the sense of current U.S. Show More Summary

Why You Should Never Diet Again: The Science of Weight Loss

There are biological and psychological forces that make regaining lost weight all too easy. Excerpted from “Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again” by Dr. Traci Mann. Show More Summary

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