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  • Sarcasm
    Sarcasm makes you smarter
    Sarcasm is a verbal remark frequently used for satirical purposes but simultaneously can be hurtful to some individuals who are on the receiving end. While it can be convenient for comical or hurtful reasons, research has shown it can also make a...
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
    'The Stanford Prison Experiment' movie review
    Anyone who has taken a psychology 101 introductory course knows the name Philip Zimbardo. He was the psychology professor that conducted one of the most infamous experiments about imprisonment at Stanford University in 1971. He recruited and paid...
  • Overcoming Anxiety
    Interview with David Berndt, author of Overcoming Anxiety
    In today’s world, anxiety is felt by almost every human being on earth. The world is falling down all around them and the first thing they do is pop a pill. But the bad thing about that is, popping a pill can get quite expensive. Wouldn...
  • A confounding extra credit question that teaches a lesson
    Social psychology professor's extra credit question goes viral
    Does the good of the many outweigh that of the few? Dr. Dylan Selterman, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland posed an extra credit question that confounded many of his social psychology students. The question...
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    Exclusive interview: Kyle Patrick Alvarez talks 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'
    Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment takes us back to the year 1971 when psychology professor Philip Zimbardo (played in the movie by Billy Crudup) conducted the infamous experiment which had 24 students playing the roles of...
  • Culture of racism
    Cultural evolution of racism
    Psychology and science teaches us that we are 99.9 percent the same, an astonishing number to think about but yet culturally we find ourselves so uniquely different and divided. There is nothing wrong with being different but to find a fault or...
  • Bill Crain is a professor of psychology who also runs a farm.
    Destroying the love of learning: A commentary by CUNY professor Bill Crain
    The traditional school system is in crisis; of this fact there is no doubt. Relentless standardized testing has resulted in stressed out children and teachers; enraged parents have instructed their children to “opt out” of tests and...
  • 'Growing Stronger: 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour into Your Greatest Victory,' by Mary Beth Woll & Paul Meier MD
    "...an easy-to-understand, faith-based resource for women in crisis"
    Psychiatrist Dr. Paul Meier joins with co-author and Meier Clinic therapist Mary Beth Woll to pen Growing Stronger, an easy-to-understand, faith-based resource for women in crisis. Crisis brings awareness of "the need for change," writes...
  • Conservatives have more self-control if they believe in free will
    Conservatives have more self-control if they believe in free will
    No direct association between self-control and political ideology has been directly established until now. Joshua J. Clarkson from the University of Cincinnati and colleagues from Saint Louis University, the University of North Florida, and...
  • Joy and Sadness
    Anger is red
    Critics have said the new Pixar movie "Inside Out" is based on the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud or Carl Jung, but in fact the movie is most readily compared to the writings of Robert Plutchik. A prolific writer, Plutchik even...
  • Study shows toddlers have a better sense of justice than society
    Study shows toddlers have a better sense of justice than society
    Keith Jensen of the University of Manchester and Katrin Riedl from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany reported that three-year-old children have a more highly developed sense of justice than adults, judges, or society. The study refutes...
  • Cat videos may be good for our health
    Cat videos may actually be good for your mental and physical health
    Since cats rule the Internet, and have proven it by flooding the Web with cat videos, people have likely begun to ask whether all of this has any real value to people. It turns out that, according to a new study reported by CBS News on June 17,...
  • Facebook can cause depression and anxiety
    Social media use can lead to depression, anxiety and feelings of inadequacy
    A study by the University of Houston has found that staying up to date on others’ postings on Facebook can cause symptoms of depression and anxiety. Too often, Facebook users compare themselves to those who are posting in their feeds. This...
  • Valentino
    Dogs are the mirror of our soul
    Your dog is your mirror. That’s why dog trainers say you need to be in a calm state in order to keep your dog calm. Dogs respond to a fraction of our mood, not even a thought, but just our energy.I was stressed out to the max one day but was...
  • Dining out
    Social modeling influences how much you eat
    In an era wherein obesity is becoming an epidemic problem it's a good idea to try hard to maintain healthy eating habits. One way to keep down how much you eat is to dine with a light eater reports the University of New South Wales. The...
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