Psychology

Science Through Rose Colored Glasses: Agendas in Sexology and How Math Can Shed New Light

" The science of gender bending and transsexualism "(1) has been and probably always will be controversial.  In this composition I will examine how that controversey usually plays out.  In short their are two points of view.  Call them science t ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 18 2008 - 1:03am

Different Parent Personalities Help Kids With Negative Emotions

When a child is distressed, anxious, or angry, mom and dad don’t have to respond in the same way. A new study finds that when both parents are supportive, they may shield the child from handling negative emotions. The researchers suggest that when one pare ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2007 - 12:26pm

Black Gay Men, Lesbians, Have Fewer Mental Disorders Than Whites, Says Study

Based on the theory that stress related to prejudice would increase risk for mental disorders, researchers typically expect that black lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals face prejudice related to both racism and homophobia and therefore would have more disor ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2007 - 9:39pm

Loss Aversion: Why We Think More About Potential Loss Than Gain

The theory of loss aversion is used in many contexts to explain why potential loss has a greater mitigating influence on behavior than potential gain. In trading situations, consumers will most likely opt to keep what they have, tending to place a larger v ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2007 - 6:18pm

Fair Play Is A Human Concept, Says Study

New research from the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig shows that, unlike humans, chimpanzees do not show a willingness to make fair offers and reject unfair ones. The research, conducted by Keith Jensen, Josep Call and Michael ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2007 - 10:54am

Want To Be Happy? Stop Trying To Be Happier

Are you happy? Well don't try to be happier; you might become less happy. That is the gist of a multi-cultural study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study by University of Virginia psychology professor Shi ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2007 - 11:04pm

Terror Management Theory- How Death Makes Us Think Happy Thoughts

Philosophers and scientists have long been interested in how the mind processes the inevitability of death, both cognitively and emotionally. One would expect, for example, that reminders of our mortality- like the sudden death of a loved one- would throw ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2007 - 10:43am

Does Hypnosis Help Stop Smoking? New Study Says Yes

Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods according to a new study presented at CHEST 2007,the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Phys ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2007 - 11:45am

Should Mark Twain Have Won A Nobel Prize?

Of course. He didn't. And dozens of writers you have never heard of, much less read, much less quoted in everyday conversation, have. These wrongs are corrected in an alternative universe described here. The Biology/Medicine Prize has also been fairly ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Oct 30 2007 - 10:17pm

ADHD And Psychiatry: One Third Of Visits Don't Address Parents' Greatest Concerns

According to a small-scale, in-office, observational study, psychiatrists and parents have significantly different perceptions of the importance of pediatric ADHD and psychiatric comorbidities, particularly regarding the patients’ most concerning behavior. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2007 - 4:23pm