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  • Nettelhorst Elementary School students eat their lunches in Chicago, Illinois.
    The psychology behind food choices for kids is dynamic
    There have been attempts for a long time to use psychological persuasiveness to encourage healthy food choices for kids. Perceptions about the most effective manners to pursue this goal have been changing. Society for Personality and Social...
  • Angry Gray Alien
    'Abducted': Recovered memory, hypnosis, and human needs
    Author Susan Clancy admits that at first she was not interested in the topic of the present book, aliens and alien abduction, but she was interested in memory and not interested in spending her entire life in grad school.She began her Ph.D. in...
  • Unraveling
    The Cultural Movement Declining American Mental Health
    A recent article in the Wall Street Journal covered the considerable lack of professional help available for mental health issues. In the same week, The New York Times and The Atlantic brought up difficult, but poignant discussions of the lynch...
  • Testing out Oculus Rift
    Virtual reality technology may become an important facet of everyday life
    Virtual Reality (VR) technology allows participants to perceive that they are physically interacting with another world. Images, sound and other sensory stimulation, such as vibration, can transport participants to experience landscapes that might...
  • Psychiatrists reveal the low down on lucky charms
    Psychiatrists reveal the low down on lucky charms
    People use “luck charms” to influence the outcome of conditions that have a higher uncertainty of a positive outcome than they use charms to influence an outcome that is dependent on a learned behavior. These are the conclusions of a...
  • Smashed computer
    Scientists use Twitter to predict rates of heart disease
    Is Twitter your go to place to vent about all the hate and outrage boiling up inside you? According to a Thursday report by the Smithsonian all that vitriol might be bad for your health and the health of your neighbors too. Scientists have used...
  • Supposed therapeutic session
    It's possible to convince innocent people they committed a crime
    There has been heated controversy about revelations of improper abusive interview techniques by federal agents, cops and psychiatrists. The abusive interviewers in these instances are convinced their abusive manners are the only way to do things...
  • Lecture: Self-Affirmation: From Theory to Process to Health Impact
    Lecture: Self-Affirmation: From Theory to Process to Health Impact
    William Klein, PhD NIH/NCI will speak about “Self-Affirmation: From Theory to Process to Health Impact” Thursday, January 22nd, 12:30 - 1:30pm in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road...
  • Psychologists reveal the tells in avatars
    Psychologists reveal the tells in avatars
    The avatar that a person uses in a game, social media site, or anywhere else on the Internet tells more about them than they realize or may intend that people know. These are the conclusions of a study conducted by Katrina Fong and colleagues at...
  • Musicophilia book cover
    Book Review: Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain
    Dr. Oliver Sacks is a British physician who has been practicing neurology for nearly 50 years. He is a neurologist and best-selling author living in New York. Currently he works in nursing homes, hospitals, and is a Professor of Neurology at New...
  • Study proves monkeys are better shoppers than humans
    Study proves monkeys are better shoppers than humans
    Glitz and glamour do not fool monkey shoppers like the artifices do humans. This is the conclusion of research conducted by Laurie Santos, a psychologist at Yale University, and colleagues. The research was presented in the Dec. 2, 2014, edition...
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking warns that artificial intelligence could end mankind
    Renowned theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking told the BBC on Monday that the continuing development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of the human race. Hawking has never been shy about his stances on social politics or how...
  • Black Friday shoppers
    Black Friday shoppers adopt military mindset, study finds
    This year more than ever, the American tradition of Thanksgiving has been usurped by the ritualistic shopping frenzy of Black Friday. As more and more stores have been opening for Black Friday early on Thanksgiving day, the deal hunting has...
  • Thanksgiving dinner
    Studies show that gratitude is good for you
    Gratitude is a big deal in our culture, big enough to have a whole holiday dedicated to it, well it and stuffing your face full of turkey and pumpkin pie of course. But there’s actually a lot more to gratitude than meets the eye. Several...
  • Brain hooked up to electrodes
    What happens in the brain when reading a good book, like say, Harry Potter?
    What happens when you read a good book? More specifically, what happens to your brain when you are immersed in a good read? These questions are being discussed in the world of psychology, reports Fast Co Design in an article posted on Nov. 7....