- Beyond Nature Vs. Nurture: Williams Syndrome Across Cultures
Nobody questions that the color of our eyes is encoded in our genes. When it comes to behavior the concept of "DNA as fate" quickly breaks down-- it's been long accepted that both genes and the environment shape human behavior. But just how ...
Article - Administrator - Feb 18 2007 - 2:33pm
- Sensitivity To Rejection Can Be Bad For Your Health
Three new studies by a University at Buffalo psychologist offer the first known evidence that some people anxiously expect that they will be rejected by others because of their physical appearance, and that this sensitivity, if not mitigated, has serious ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 29 2007 - 3:40pm
- Does He Love You So? Maybe It Really Is In His Face
Can you judge a man's faithfulness by his face? How about whether he would be a good father, or a good provider? ...
Article - Administrator - Mar 24 2007 - 9:01pm
- Brian Wansink On Cool Data
An experiment in which people eat soup from a bottomless bowl? Classic! Or mythological: American Sisyphus. It really happened. It was done by Brian Wansink, a professor of marketing and nutritional science in the Department of Applied Economics and Manag ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 5 2007 - 4:14pm
- Do Morals Conquer All In Decision Making?
Is morally-motivated choice different from other kinds of decision making? Previous research has implied that the answer is yes, suggesting that certain sacred or protected values are resistant to real world tradeoffs. In fact, proposed tradeoffs between ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 31 2007 - 1:13pm
- What Should “Correlation Does Not Imply Causation” Be Replaced With?
I shed an invisible tear whenever I hear “correlation does not imply causation” which the otherwise excellent swivel (a website about correlations) emphasizes. Of course, there’s truth to it. It saddens me because: 1. It’s dismissive. It is often used to ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 13 2007 - 9:57pm
- Depression And Mania: The Bipolar Thinking Style
PsyBlog has recently posted an article on Cognitive Therapy (CBT) and how it is useful in Depression treatment. this therapy has been shown to be equally effective in Depression as is medication, though this woks in a top-down fashion in the brain (reveale ...
Article - Sandeep Gautam - Feb 14 2007 - 12:11am
- More Than Meets The Tongue: Color Of A Drink Can Fool The Taste Buds Into Thinking It Is Sweeter
Does orange juice taste sweeter if it's a brighter orange? A new study in the March issue of the Journal of Consumer Research finds that the color of a drink can influence how we think it tastes. In fact, the researchers found that color was more of ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 1:36am
- Get Your Facts Straight: Statistical Reform In Psychology
New research published in the March issue of Psychological Science suggests that efforts to advocate improved statistical practices in psychological research may be paying off. Geoff Cumming, Fiona Fidler and colleagues at La Trobe University in Melbourne ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 11:40pm
- Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder: The Propensity Towards Psychosis
Schizophrenia, as we all know, is one of the most dibilating psychological disorder. It was primarily conceived of as a behavioral disorder, characterized by socially inappropriate and bizarre behavior, but much attention has been focussed nowadays on the ...
Article - Sandeep Gautam - Feb 23 2007 - 1:25am