Psychology

The Future Of Robots: A Psychological Approach To Human-automation Interaction

Assistant professor of psychology Dr. Nathan Tenhundfeld recently established the Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing Lab at UAH to study human-machine teaming.
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Improving Mental Health For Older Victims Of Crime

Psychiatric researchers at UCL are working with the Metropolitan Police and local branches of mental health charity Mind, to trial a new intervention aimed at reducing the distressing psychological outcomes, known to be prevalent among older victims...
Related topics: Medical Research, Police, Charity

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Metaphors Matter: Seeing Our Achievements As “completing A Journey” Helps Maintain Success

By Emma Young Throughout our lives, we set ourselves goals — to pass an exam, run a marathon, lose 10 kilograms of excess weight or gain a promotion. Given the importance of such goals to our physical and psychological wellbeing, it’s not...

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Worth Of A Girl: Voa Looks At Devastating Effects Of Child Marriage

About 650 million girls worldwide were married before age 18. That is about 17% of the world's female population, according to UNICEF. These marriages often keep girls from completing their education and can lead to devastating psychological and...

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Males Of A Feather Flock Together

'Birds of a feather flock together' or rather 'opposites attract'? The recently published study on male macaques in Thailand speaks for the former: Behavioral biologists and psychologists have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques...

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Cosmetic Surgeon: Selfies Drive Patients To My Door. But Don't Go Under The Knife Just Yet.

I take pride in helping my patients look and feel their best. But 'selfie addiction' may point to underlying psychological concerns surgery can't fix.       
Related topics: Selfies

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The Surprising Psychological Reasons You’re Procrastinating — And How To Fight It

There are many reasons why people procrastinate. Among the most common excuses are poor time management, or being easily distracted, and while these explanations may be true in some circumstances, our tendency to put things off is often a more...

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4 Ways To Inject More Creativity Into Your Craft (and Life)

Creativity is not a magical force, but a discipline that's hard-won through patience and fortitude. Breaking free from your comfort zone is often required to live a more creative life. These four suggestions from psychologists and neuroscientists...

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Is Self-actualization A Biological Need?

Maslow's hierarchy of needs sets self-actualization apart from many of the "baser" needs, like needing food or belonging.However, research in evolutionary psychology suggests that self-actualization may not be so different after all.Instead, it may...

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The Surveillance State Has Invaded Our Cars. Why Don’t We Care?

There’s some fascinating behavioral psychology behind the trend among consumers to let companies monitor their driving—and it’s not just because they want a better deal on their car insurance. Over the last few years...

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American Psychological Association: Climate Skeptics Can Be Convinced To Believe In Science

Guest essay by Eric Worrall From the “if you don’t believe in climate science how can you believe in medicine?” department; According to an American Psychological Association press release, climate skeptics are more likely to...

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From Pain To Purpose: 5 Ways To Cope In The Wake Of Trauma

If recent violent events have left you upset and scared, you're not alone. But psychologists say, there are ways to help yourselves and those you love overcome fear and move forward.(Image credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

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Medical News Today: Investigating 'spin' In Scientific Journals

Do researchers use spin to enhance their findings? A recent investigation into psychology and psychiatry journals concludes that they do.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Psychology Can Help Prevent Deadly Childhood Accidents

Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Michal Kosinski: "the End Of Privacy" | Talks At Google

Michal Kosinski is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He has published on privacy risks, psychometrics, and psychological profiling. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated...
Related topics: Google

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Why Stress And Anxiety Aren't Always Bad

People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our...
Related topics: Stress, Anxiety

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Psychology Can Help Prevent Deadly Childhood Accidents

Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation at the annual convention of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Mental Illness Does Not Cause Racism, Society's Ills

Paul Carrola, Ph.D., an assistant professor in The University of Texas at El Paso's Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services, comments on the recent El Paso, Texas shooting He is a licensed professional counselor, national certified...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Did We Evolve To See Reality As It Exists? No, Says Cognitive Psychologist Donald Hoffman.

Donald Hoffman theorizes experiencing reality is disadvantageous to evolutionary fitness. His hypothesis calls for ditching the objectivity of matter and space-time and replacing them with a mathematical theory of consciousness. If correct, it could...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Genetic Variation Contributes To Individual Differences In Pleasure

Differences in how our brains respond when we're anticipating a financial reward are due, in part, to genetic differences, according to research with identical and fraternal twins published in Psychological Science
Related topics: Genetics

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