Psychology In the News
Are alleged gender differences in human mating behavior due to biology or cultural construction? Read this insightful opinion piece and see what you think.
- December 14, 2012
Two researchers have recently published a new interpretation of the classic Milgram Obedience study and Zimbardo's prison study. Click here for a news story about their article.
- December 13, 2012
A new article in Psychological Science proposes explores early reasoning and executive control processing in young children. Click here to read an APS news story of the findings.
- December 7, 2012
Trainers in New Zealand use shaping to teach rescue dogs to drive in hopes that showing the public their intelligence will increase adoption.
- November 19, 2012
Read about how psychologists help physicians and patients make the most of their short appointment slots here.
- October 15, 2012
Don't let your emotions get the better of you at the polls this November-learn more about the emotional biases that may affect voting behavior here.
- September 29, 2012
Julie Neiworth, Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience, was interviewed by USA Today about her latest research with students and the challenge of retesting retracted studies in science.
- April 23, 2012
Can psychedelic drugs alleviate anxiety and depression? A psychiatrist at Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center discusses his research on administering psilocybin to terminally ill patients to mitigate their fear of mortality. Click here for the full article in New York Times Magazine.
- February 21, 2012
With the advent of social network sites and text messaging, more and more teens rely on technology for social exchanges, and less and less on face-to-face interactions. How does this impact social relationships and self-esteem? Psychologists discuss how contemporary communication methods affect social and mental well-being. Click here to read more.
A recent study suggests that teens who learn to effectively argue with their parents are more likely to resist negative social pressures like drugs and alcohol. Healthy arguing can lead to independent thinking and confidence that may not necessarily be demonstrated by teens who are more passive with their parents. Click here to read the full article from NPR.
- November 3, 2011
The difference in effectiveness between drugs and placebos has been shrinking over time in a variety of trials. What is behind this bizarre trend? Click here for full article.
- October 11, 2011
Would you kill a crying baby to save yourself and others from hostile soldiers outside? Neuroscience offers new ways to approach such moral questions, allowing logic to triumph over deep-rooted instinct. Click here to read an article from Discover Magazine on new studies that examine brain processes during moral dilemmas.