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Suzanne Corkin has left the building Neuropsychologist Suzanne Corkin, most well known for her work with profoundly amnesic patient HM, has passed away and The New York Times has a fitting obituary and tribute. Although Corkin did a range of work on memory, including testing various medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease, she is in many ways synonymous with amnesic Patient HM, … Continue reading "Suzanne Corkin has left the building"
The Cumulative Effects of ADHD Let me give you two pictures of ADHD. The first is of a disorder that’s basically about being a little more scattered than usual. You have a harder time concentrating, … ...
Women held to higher ethical standard than men In a study on gender and ethics, researchers found women receive harsher punishments than men for ethical violations at work.
Book Review – Psychology and Work: Perspectives on Industrial and Organizational Psychology NOTE: I am reviewing this I/O psychology textbook from a reader’s perspective (i.e., the student’s/learner’s point of view) and not from an instructor’s perspective. From the very first few pages, I could tell that Psychology and Work is a refreshingly different I/O psychology textbook. I was immediately drawn to the highly readable and clear writing … Continue reading Book Review – Psychology and Work: Perspectives on Industrial and Organizational Psychology →
Declining dopamine may explain why older people take fewer risks Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome. The study, published in Current Biology, found that older people were less likely to choose risky gambles to win [...]
Study: Attitudes toward women key in higher rates of sexual assault by athletes An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams – and more than a third of non-athletes – reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape. The increased risk of sexual coercion by athletes was linked to “traditional” beliefs about women and a higher belief [...]
How Can I Get Life Insurance If I’ve Been... Depression is a common affliction in today’s society. The instances of depression are higher with the challenges the country is currently facing. Everyone gets depressed occasionally. Life events and hormonal … ...
Recovering from Adversity When life bruises us. A king once owned a large, pure diamond of which he was justly proud, for it had no equal anywhere. One day, the diamond accidentally sustained … ...
What is Self-Care? It’s fair to say that the term ‘self-care’ is a buzzword at the moment. Everybody and their yoga-loving best friend are using it, and you’ll see it hashtagged across social media. Do a simple search for #selfcare on Instagram and you’ll find more than 772 thousand posts.  There’s pictures of inspirational quotes, healthy smoothies, paleo […]
Why are fewer people getting married? June kicks off the U.S. wedding season. Whether you love nuptials or hate them, an astounding trend is occurring: fewer couples are tying the knot. The number of U.S. marriage ceremonies peaked in the early 1980s, when almost 2.5 million marriages were recorded each year. Since then, however, the total number of people getting married [...]
How the Great Recession weighed on children Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers have found that increases in unemployment in California during the Great Recession were associated with an increased risk for weight gain among the state’s 1.7 million public school students, suggesting that economic troubles could have long-term health consequences for children. The researchers, publishing online June 1 in [...]
Neuroscience researchers identify a gene critical for human brain development and unravel how it works Compared to other mammals, humans have the largest cerebral cortex. A sheet of brain cells that folds in on itself multiple times in order to fit inside the skull, the cortex is the seat of higher functions. It is what enables us to process everything we see and hear and think. The expansion of the [...]
Researchers mine Twitter to reveal Congress’ ideological divide on climate change Does human activity drive global climate change? For members of Congress, the answer often depends on party affiliation. In general, Republicans say “nay,” Democrats “yea.” A research team led by Brian Helmuthprofessor in the College of Science and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairswants to change that. In a new paper published Monday [...]
The Key to Success? Not Comparing Yourself to Others The grass is always greener. I’ve been there, scrolling through newsfeeds on social media, talking to friends, seeing successful people all over the place. That’s when the feeling starts to creep in that I’m not good enough, that I’m not motivated enough, that I need … ...
Overcoming the Fear of Happiness It may sound silly that a person would be afraid of being happy but it is more common than most realize. There is a type of comfort that comes from believing nothing will change or improve. It requires less energy, can spare future rejection, and … ...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as A Part of Addiction Treatment... Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic method and a major component of most addiction treatment programs. It is based on the process of identifying — and changing — thinking … ...
Spoiling for a Fight, Fighting for God Religious rhetoric might appear to produce bloodshed, but in fact it's just giving permission to a desire that already exists.
Character Counts in a Novel's Pages If the characters who people a book, no matter how wildly offbeat, don't feel real, readers may lose interest. Plot is definitely not everything. Character counts.
Brain power: Why do humans have the largest cerebral cortex? The expansion of the cerebral cortex sets humans apart from the rest of their fellow primates. Yet scientists have long wondered what mechanisms are responsible for this evolutionary development. New research has pinpointed a specific long nocoding ribonucleic acid that regulates neural development.
Study suggests new ways to protect against neurodegeneration A new study has found evidence that an enzyme known as NMNAT2 may help protect against the debilitating effects of certain degenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer's.