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Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational studies...Show More Summary

The Science of Preventing Dangerous Psychopathy

What makes someone a psychopath? Nature or nurture? And can we stop at risk children from growing up into dangerous adult psychopaths? One of the oldest queries in psychology — nature versus nurture — asks if what makes us who we are is predisposed by […]

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) From climate skeptics to anti-vaxxers, psychologists are studying what motivates and drives our decisions to pay attention to some facts while ignoring others.

Communicating climate change: a psychoanalysis – Science Weekly podcast

What is the psychology behind climate change denial? Can it be overcome? And what communication tips can scientists take from political campaigns? Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast Tomorrow, Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Show More Summary

Microagressions, debunked

A warning against taking politically-inspired gobbledygook (whose only benefit is to bureaucrats and as a means of virtue signalling by do-gooders) seriously. Perspectives on Psychological Science Vol 12, Issue 1, 2017 Microaggressions Strong Claims, Inadequate Evidence Scott O. Show More Summary

MIB: Brett Steenbarger, Professional Coach for Traders

This week, I speak with Dr. Brett Steenbarger, a clinical psychologist who has published numerous articles and books on trading psychology. He is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and works as a trading coach with such storied forms as Tudor Investments. Show More Summary

New study finds moderate screen use is beneficial to a teenager’s well-being

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new study published in Psychological Science of over 120,000 adolescents in the UK has found that moderate digital screen use actually had a beneficial relationship with teenagers' well-being... Continue Reading New study finds moderate...Show More Summary

MiB: Brett Steenbarger

This week, I speak with Dr. Brett Steenbarger, a clinical psychologist who has published numerous articles and books on trading psychology. He is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and works as a trading coach with such storied forms as Tudor Investments. Show More Summary

Meet Kayla: 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader Pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! If you’re in the Bay Area on November 5, 2016, be sure to stop by the Bay Area Science Festival and meet our newest Science Cheerleaders! Two 49ers cheerleaders pursuing science and technology careers...Show More Summary

Teens unlikely to be harmed by moderate digital screen use

(Association for Psychological Science) Parents and pediatricians alike may worry about the effects of teens' screen time, but new findings from over 120,000 adolescents in the UK indicate that the relationship between screen time and well-being is weak at best, even at high levels of digital engagement. Show More Summary

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

(Association for Psychological Science) Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies. Show More Summary

NYU psychology professor Freeman receives NSF CAREER Award to study 'stereotypic vision'

(New York University) Jonathan Freeman, an assistant professor in NYU's Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, which will support research aimed at gaining new insights into 'stereotypic vision' -- how unconscious stereotypes change what we see with our eyes.

The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions: The Science Of Changing Your Habits

Changing your habits is often key to achieving long-term financial goals. But it can be tough. Here's the science behind how to change your habits. The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions: The Science Of Changing Your Habits appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

Brain Training Is a Good Idea That Didn’t Work

It is hard to create practical applications of any science, and psychology is no exception. Working memory training is a great example of a good idea that did not pan out.

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Shane Littrell writes: I’ve recently graduated with my Masters in Science in Research Psych but I’m currently trying to get better at my stats knowledge (in psychology, we tend to learn a dumbed down, “Stats for Dummies” version of things). Show More Summary

Detecting misinformation can improve memory later on

(Association for Psychological Science) Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. Show More Summary

When The Science Of Mistakes Made A Big Mistake

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"This scientific study of scientific bias would ignite a romance of the mind, one that spanned several decades and ended up transforming both psychology and economics. Danny Kahneman and Amos Tversky went on to show that mistakes in human judgment are not exceptions but the rule, resulting from a host of mental shortcuts and distortions […]

10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016

The must-read brain science and psych studies of 2016 covered sleep, marijuana, depression, sugar, genetics, memory and more

Daniel Kahneman, Talks at Google

Daniel Kahneman: “Thinking, Fast and Slow” | Talks at Google   See also: MiB: Danny Kahneman on Heuristics, Biases & Cognition   Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that...Show More Summary

CDP Offers 'Summer Institute' for Future Military Behavioral Health Providers

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is seeking psychology or counseling students interested in careers as military behavioral health providers for their "Summer Institute," June 19-23, 2017.

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