Psychology In the News
- November 14, 2016
Smartphone use is associated with worse quality of sleep. Looking at your phone just before bedtime can be particularly harmful to sleep quality. Check out this article to find out how your smartphone harms the quality of sleep you get!
- November 7, 2016
Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny? The author uses superiority, relief, incongruity, benign violations theories to explain the funniness of humor.
- November 1, 2016
Our culture has long expected that women will be kind, and leaders will be authoritative. So what's a female leader to do when she confronts these conflicting stereotypes?
What effect does Facebook have on our emotional states? According to Facebook, about 22% of the world's population uses it regularly, logging on for about 50 minutes a day. Does Facebook create psychological benefits or global gloom? Check it out!
- September 21, 2016
One study found that people who live in communities with high levels of overt racism are more likely to die from heart disease and other circulatory diseases. Learn more about this study!
- September 21, 2016
Many female students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have faced a common experience - they walked into a classroom and found that they were among a small handful of women in the class, or even the only one. This kind of experience has the potential to make a talented, motivated student feel out-of-place, and compel her to search for more inclusive academic environments. Then how can female students' sense of belonging in STEM be increased? Check out this article!
- September 15, 2016
Research has found that many who experience acts of discrimination report higher stress levels and poorer health, according to the APA survey in August 2015. Click to find out more about this survey!
- September 7, 2016Does mental illness lead to drug abuse? Will drinking or doing drugs make my mental health worse? Check out this article to find out answers to these questions!
- August 29, 2016
We, humans, often make bad decisions.Here is a neuroscientist named Paul Glimcher who is is using both the brain and behavior to try to explain our irrationality. Check this out!
- July 28, 2016Do you want to boost your memory and study effectively? Then you may want to read this article!
- July 18, 2016Dreams may play a role in memory incorporation and influence our long-term moods, physiology and creativity. Read the full article by clicking the title!
- April 6, 2016
Neuroscientist Christof Koch sat down with the Dalai Lama to discuss neuroscientific and Buddhist perspectives on the mind and consciousness. Check out Koch's article in Scientific American Mind!