Psychology

How To Trick Your Brain To Remember Almost Anything

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.

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Study Finds Upper-class People Attribute Achievements To Hard Work When Faced With Evidence Of...

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that upper middle- to upper-class people tend to be unaware of their class privilege. When shown evidence of said privilege, they were more likely to provide merit-based...

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Hummingbirds And Helpful Rats: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Rats are generally Good Samaritans: they help other rats in trouble, particularly when they’re in a group. But after their companions are given drugs which make them...

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A Physician Who Knows The Power Of Listening And Teamwork

Standing in the hallway, I look attentively to the computer screen while the attending skims the records. “This is a longstanding patient of mine.  I’m just going to have you listen while we do a visit with our psychologist,” he says. With...

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Why Do People Believe In Conspiracy Theories?

From secret societies to faked moon landings, one thing that humanity seems to have an endless supply of is conspiracy theories. In this compilation, physicist Michio Kaku, science communicator Bill Nye, psychologist Sarah Rose Cavanagh, skeptic...
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories, Moon, Space, Physics

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Mary Trump Diagnoses The President

Diagnosing Donald Trump with any number of psychological defects has become an armchair sport. Despite guidelines prohibiting psychiatrists from diagnosing patients they have not personally examined, many in the mental health field have gotten in on...
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What Happens When You’re Disabled But Nobody Can Tell

The author and clinical psychologist Andrew Solomon examines the disabilities that ramps and reserved parking spots don’t address.

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Psychological Toll, Poor Support Found For Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Patients

(MedPage Today) -- The uncommon diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) often came as a shock to both those diagnosed and their family members, according to a British virtual focus group study. And unlike those with more prevalent...
Related topics: Medical Research

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'bystander Effect' Not Exclusive To Humans

A rat is less likely to help a trapped companion if it is with other rats that aren't helping, according to new research that showed the social psychological theory of the ''bystander effect'' in humans is present in these long-tailed rodents.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Acog Wants Cdc To Test Covid Vaccines On Pregnant Women Of Color

"It's a psychological fact. Pleasure helps your disposition."  Camel Cigarette ad. So puff away!  1950"We're making sure this a psychological fear tactic. Covid could kill your baby." American College of Ob and GYN. So test this new vaccine!...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Vaccines

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Psychology's Five Major Perspectives Explained

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior, but did you know there are actually 5 different perspectives to psychology? The earliest study of human psychology can be traced back to 400-500 BC.The biological approach, the...

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Psychological Disorders And Family Squabbles: Nine Details From The New Book By Donald Trump's Niece

A new book by Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump describes the president as a person likely afflicted by multiple psychological disorders who is profoundly unsuited to be president. Mary Trump is the daughter of the president’s older brother, Fred...
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Dogs May Be Good For Children’s Psychological Development

Compared to young children without dogs, those who had them were less likely to have conduct problems or problems relating to peers.

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Boyfriend Tells Girlfriend To 'get Over' Her Miscarriage Since She Didn't Want Kids Anyway

Post by Maressa Brown. Navigating a miscarriage and the psychological and physical scars that come with it is no doubt challenging and heartbreaking for everyone involved. But a man on Reddit recently chronicled clueless missteps that illustrate how...
Related topics: Reddit

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Psychology Research In The Coronavirus Era: A “high Stakes Version Of Groundhog Day”?

By Matthew Warren As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic set in in March, we looked at the work of psychologists attempting to understand how the crisis is affecting us, and to inform our response to it. A few months later, and hundreds of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Kristi K. Phillips: In Small Towns, ‘we’re Still Not Comfortable Talking About Our Mental...

MinnPost file photo by Gregg AamotDowntown LitchfieldBecause she’s a fan of small towns and the people who populate them, psychologist Kristi K. Phillips wants to talk openly about the mental health issues that plague rural communities. As chair...
Related topics: Health Photos

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The Biggest Psychological Experiment In History Is Running Now

What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Biggest Psychological Experiment In History Is Running Now

What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Teletherapy Is Finally Here To Stay

Starting around late March, Mary Alvord stopped seeing patients in person. The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown orders meant that she, like lots of psychologists, had to figure out how to keep their practices going when office appointments...

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On Some Limitations Of Personality Psychology

…Big Five Conscientiousness was not found to correlate with mask wearing in a sample of thousands in Spain during the coronavirus epidemic (Barceló & Sheen, 2020). This was not treated by the authors as any kind of falsification of the...

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