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By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on September 21, 2018 in Media Spotlight
Some studies suggest intensive video gaming can have a negative effect on grades, but others have found the exact opposite.
By Jessica Sommerville Ph.D. on September 21, 2018 in Infant Inklings: How we develop social understanding
New research shows that infants weigh costs and benefits to make social decisions.
By Matthew Hutson on September 21, 2018 in Psyched!
In a “Minimal Turing Test,” people and machines get only one word to convince a human judge that they’re alive. What would you say?
By Devon Frye on September 19, 2018 in Brainstorm
People seem to view their own displays of vulnerability in a more negative light.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 18, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
High school men interested in joining fraternities, may be the ones most likely to sanction violence against women once they enter college, as shown by the latest research.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on September 18, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
The World Health Organization finds that most people across the globe don't exercise enough—and the organization has a plan to solve that problem.
By Matthew Hutson on September 17, 2018 in Psyched!
Before you start calling yourself a Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, or Charlotte, let’s see what researchers really found.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on September 17, 2018 in Brain and Behavior
Helping the newly diagnosed schizophrenia patient
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on September 16, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Why, in the wake of a natural disaster, are we more likely to grab a bag of chips or cookies than a stalk of celery? Research has some answers.
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on September 16, 2018 in Fellow Creatures
A new study suggests there’s a connection between a dog owner’s stress levels and the dog’s misbehavior when left home alone.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 15, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Much has been made of the so-called midlife happiness curve, but yet another critique sheds doubt on its ubiquity. When you look closely at it, the curve becomes a wiggly line.
By Tiffany Yip, Ph.D. on September 14, 2018 in Stumbling Towards Diversity
Understanding the range of reactions to Nike's new ads featuring Colin Kaepernick
By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on September 14, 2018 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Educators—and all those who work with young people—need to be aware of the difficulties faced by young caregivers.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on September 13, 2018 in Psych Unseen
Do "gays" cause storms? Is God cruel, capricious, petty, and vindictive? A look at teleological beliefs about hurricanes, the hand of God, and "walls of protection."
By Christopher Bergland on September 12, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Why are humans born to run long distances? New research identifies a gene mutation linked to our ancestors' ability to outrun prey during persistence hunting.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 12, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
When you see someone do something you consider morally wrong, chances are that you will experience some outrage or frustration at their action.
By Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D. on September 12, 2018 in Slightly Blighty
A statistical analysis of a number of matches found definitively that referees made harsher decisions in female matches compared with male games.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 11, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Thinking about a past event that is troubling can understandably contribute to depression. New research shows how imagery rescripting can help counteract those negative emotions.
By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on September 11, 2018 in Life as a Bilingual
The United States has long been seen as mostly monolingual. However, things have changed rapidly in the last 40 years. A fifth of the population is now bilingual.
By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on September 10, 2018 in Without Prejudice
New numbers out by Gallup show that Americans from the left and right are also divided in meat consumption.
By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on September 10, 2018 in Mind In The Machine
America is angry. New research suggests that the emotion is biasing our political reasoning and further polarizing America—which benefits President Trump.
By Nina Shapiro M.D. on September 09, 2018 in Medical Myths
The focus on great athletes is deterred by focus on behavior. But is it a woman's behavior in particular?
By Christopher Bergland on September 08, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
The so-called "good bacteria" in commercially available probiotics are useless for many people and can be harmful in some cases, according to a growing body of evidence.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on September 07, 2018 in Women Who Stray
Why do people stay in abusive situations? Because it's never really as easy as it seems to just leave.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on September 07, 2018 in Cravings
Sexual violence can intensify memories of other traumatic events in your life. Researchers are working on ways to help.
By Geoff Haddock Ph.D. on September 07, 2018 in Attitude Check
Can bad weather make you think about the good old days?
By Jessica Alleva Ph.D. on September 07, 2018 in Mind Your Body
What is your favorite color? Your answer could reveal your beliefs about gender.
By Leonard Sax M.D., Ph.D. on September 06, 2018 in Sax on Sex
And: Are all screens really created equal?
By Georgia Ede MD on September 05, 2018 in Diagnosis: Diet
Are low-carbohydrate diets, which are delivering so many people from chronic disease, really also potentially deadly?
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on September 04, 2018 in Beauty Sick
A new experiment shows the psychological costs of selfie posting: increased anxiety and decreased confidence.