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  • 'Batman Forever' reflects the psychology of Gotham's dark knight
    'Batman Forever' reflects the psychology of Gotham's dark knight
    “Batman Forever” continues the story of the dark protector of Gotham as he battles the dynamic duo of the Riddler and Two-Face while also trying to win the heart of the beautiful Chase Meridian. Although this rendition lacks the darker...
  • Loneliness is killing
    New study links loneliness to early mortality and suggests less time alone
    Loneliness and social isolation are on the verge of becoming epidemics. They are health issues that can, according to a new study, contribute to early mortality. Loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for people of all ages and...
  • Educate
    If you fail a test, do you fail your race?
    “Sexual, racial, gender violence, and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture, cannot be eliminated without changing the culture.” – Charlotte Bunch.In September of 2011, Stanford University hosted a lecture by...
  • Our Internal Insane Thoughts
    Our Internal Insane Thoughts: Part I-What Are They? (Thoughts of the Week)
    How many days has it been since you replayed a scene in your mind where you said hurtful, revealing or politically incorrect words you wish could have been taken back? Possibly you were diligent in your speech but humiliated in front of friends or...
  • 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...
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