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Can We Trust Psychological Studies? Failure to replicate many psychological experiments offers gloomy picture of our field. Yet it is not as bad as it looks and there are ways out of the replication "crisis."
Happiness Happens With happiness it is like with truth: One does not have it, one is in it.
How Bipolar Biobanks Can Help Medical research is hard. It takes a lot of time, a lot of money and a lot of patience. It also takes a lot of patients. (Sorry. I had to.) … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 28, 2015 You’re a storyteller and you probably don’t even know it. Regardless if you’re a writer, you’re telling stories about who you are every day. It’s in the words you use to describe yourself. It’s what you choose to add or delete about your current situation. … ...
Today I Love My ADHD Today is not a special day. It’s just another day. I have lots of days that just aren’t special at all. They’re just days. But every day of my life … ...
Don’t call it a comeback The Reproducibility Project, the giant study to re-run experiments reported in three top psychology journals, has just published its results and its either a disaster, a triumph or both for psychology. You can’t do better than the coverage in The Atlantic, not least as it’s written by Ed Yong, the science journalist who has been […]
Play With the Definition of Being Human Neural Tribe we are… Many forms of humans walk this Earth but we only recognize one form/shape… Wherever you find a neuron, there – as a species – you are… … ...
The reproducibility of psychological science The Reproducibility Project results have just been published in Science, a massive, collaborative, ‘Open Science’ attempt to replicate 100 psychology experiments published in leading psychology journals. The results are sure to be widely debated – the biggest result being that many published results were not replicated. There’s an article in the New York Times about […]
Young goths 'at risk of depression' Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.
Two in five military women endure sexual trauma during service In the U.S. military, women may be nearly 10 times more likely than men to experience sexual assault or harassment, a study of recent veterans suggests.
25 Years of Narcissistic Narcissism: Definitely You’re So Vain... Chato Stewart 1990: (narcissism) Bla bla bla bla look at me bla bla bla…. Chato: In my day we HAD Selfie Sticks Too…We called them trees! Bobby Bob: Hey, look … ...
Flawed Or Perfect?           Rise Above with Spiritual Connection If you have ever thought to yourself, or have embraced the energy of feeling as if you are flawed at … ...
How understanding the prisoner’s dilemma can help bridge liberal and conservative differences In my social psychology class, I pose an extra credit question where students choose between having two points or six points added onto their final term paper grade, with the stipulation that if more than 10% of the class chooses six points, no one gets any points. This exercise is a classroom demonstration of the [...] The post How understanding the prisoner’s dilemma can help bridge liberal and conservative differences appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds some psychopaths have enhanced recognition of others’ emotions Recent research published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology suggests that all psychopaths may not be created equal when it comes to recognizing emotions in others. The study, which targeted 92 Norwegian prisoners, was comprised of three assessments: a self-report survey of psychopathy, a clinical assessment of psychopathy, and a task assessing emotional recognition, also [...] The post Study finds some psychopaths have enhanced recognition of others’ emotions appeared first on PsyPost.
How the mind sharpens the senses: Study finds Zen meditation improves sense of touch A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focussing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical training. Researchers at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München discovered this phenomenon during a scientifically monitored meditation retreat. The journal Scientific Reports, from the makers of Nature, has now published their new findings on the [...] The post How the mind sharpens the senses: Study finds Zen meditation improves sense of touch appeared first on PsyPost.
Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide Not even close to every person who faces challenges or lives with severe depression commits suicide. Some people are more vulnerable than others. A series of studies has shown that the way in which a person makes decisions is among the main factors that determines whether that person is protected from or vulnerable to suicide. [...] The post Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide appeared first on PsyPost.
To get girls more interested in computer science, make classrooms less ‘geeky’ Women lag behind men in the lucrative computer science and technology industries, and one of the possible contributors to this disparity is that they’re less likely to enroll in introductory computer science courses. A new study of 270 high school students shows that three times as many girls were interested in enrolling in a computer [...] The post To get girls more interested in computer science, make classrooms less ‘geeky’ appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Brainbow’ reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that the textbooks might be wrong. Their results were published today in Cell Reports. “Retinal neurons associated with vision generate connections in [...] The post ‘Brainbow’ reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Four-day school week can improve academic performance, study finds Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students’ academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University. The study, published in the journal Education, Finance and Policy in July, analyzed the impact of a four-day school week on student achievement by comparing fourth-grade [...] The post Four-day school week can improve academic performance, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Degenerating neurons respond to gene therapy treatment for Alzheimer’s disease Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of JAMA Neurology. The affected neurons displayed heightened growth, axonal sprouting and activation of [...] The post Degenerating neurons respond to gene therapy treatment for Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.