psychology

Women’s Talk Outed by Florida Psychologist

Tania Reynolds, Psychology, Florida State University at Tallahassee (FSU Photography Services) Tania Reynolds has written in The Journal of Experimental Psychology about the ways in which women...

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Curves versus Angles

Arne Jacobsen’s St Catherine’s College Oxford, Refectory hould we prefer soft voluptuous curves or hard aggressive angles? It all depends It is alarming, to those of us who have spent...

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Legal Weed: Do Young’uns Now Toke More, or Do More Young’uns Toke?

What impact may legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon have on teen marijuana use?...

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Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat (and your age)

Young adults and mature adults require different food to improve their mental health...

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Can Coloured Light Calm an Argument?

Blue lighting is proven to help us relax faster than white lighting after an argument ...

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Want More Attentive Kids? Get Them to the Green Spaces

Living close to green spaces is associated with better attention in children ...

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Psychedelic Drugs: Could they Actually LOWER Crime?

New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behavior ...

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Mummy’s Boy/Daddy’s Girl, or the Opposite? Do Dads Favour Sons?

Do mothers favor daughters and fathers favor sons? ...

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Hurricanes are Real, Even if You Deny Climate Change

Post-Irma, the desperate pseudoscience of deniers is a cacophony of crazy ...

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How We Push Clever Kids to Cheat

Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, new studies find ...

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Gut Instinct Doesn’t Wither: Old’uns Are As Streetsmart as Da Yoof

80-year-olds as street-savvy as 18-year-olds ...

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Does Expensive Wine Really Taste Better? Ask Science

When a bottle costs more, the reward center in the brain plays a trick on us...

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Tune in, Turn On, Don’t die with your novel still in you.

One man's wisdom is another man's trite platitude, but who wants to spend their life guarding dust?...

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Nitwit! Egghead! Twerp! Searching for the Funniest Words

Booty, booby, nitwit and hooter among the words which make us laugh most ...

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How Intuitive Are You? (Whatever You Answered, You’re Probably Wrong)

People find it difficult to judge how good their intuitions are ...

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Alcohol Boosts Recall (and, Usually, Regret)

Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning ...

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Get Over It! Achieving Freedom by Mastering Emotion

Between stimilus and response lies the opportunity for conscious choice...

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It’s MINE!: The Inexorable Rise of Individualism

Individualistic practices and values increasing around the world ...

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Escaping the Pursuit of Happiness

It is no shame to seek sanctuary from the vanity-lousy imps of the collective mind...

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Spot the Fake! How Good Are You at Detecting Fake News?

People can detect a fake image of a real-world scene only 60% of the time...

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How Does Money Affect Thought?

Systematic research investigates effects of money on thinking, behavior ...

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Quit Dithering: Making Good Decisions Efficiently

Stop being over critical, and instead release your inner coach...

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Is Anxiety Stopping You Sleeping? Are You Sure? Really? Really?

The secret connection between anxiety and sleep ...

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Lines and Boundaries: The Different Ways Artists, Architects See

Artists and architects think differently compared to other people ...

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Right Behind You…oops! More Crashes When Following Friends

Following a friend leads to unsafe driving behavior ...

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Can’t Multi-Task? Quit Boozing

Cognitive impairments are an issue for many adult substance users...

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Oi Miseryguts! Are Familiar Faces Happier Faces?

Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar ones ...

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Woman of Substances (Jenny Valentish)

Addiction isn’t gender neutral, and neither is mental health....

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