Psychology

Free Market Validation: Men With Hair Transplants Are Seen As Younger, More Attractive

Does how much hair a man has matter in how he is perceived? A gigantic cosmetic surgery industry say it's true. What we unclear was how much was objectively true versus how much it was just a confidence-builder. If a man was self-conscious about bein ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2016 - 8:01am

Friendships And Vaccines

Do anti-vaccine people hang around with anti-vaccine people or did hanging around with them cause them to lose faith in science? There are an alarming number of factors that all correlate with anti-vaccine sentiment; the types of food purchased, beliefs a ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2016 - 9:07pm

Social Psychologists: Female Smartphone Choices Reveal Hubris, Dishonesty And A Desire For Status

Your choice of smartphone provides valuable information about you, according to a new social psychology paper. That's right, not only is your choice of smart phone indicative of your personality. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 1 2016 - 6:06am

Zen Cooking: The Science Behind The Rejuvenating Diet Of The Masterless Monk

Zen cooking according to the teachings of the master-less monk Feng Sa Sha (风洒沙, Wind Sprinkling Sand) is, unsurprising perhaps when considering the radical fundamentality of Zen, not only the most inexpensive and easy as well as perhaps most importantly, ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Sep 4 2016 - 12:56am

Deepak Chopra Declares Herbal Therapy Efficacy After 6 Day Clinical Trial

Here is one more reason American taxpayers should not continue to spend over $100 million a year on complementary, alternative and integrative techniques; after a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program that featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2016 - 10:07am

Why Psychology Lost Its Soul- Science Replaced It

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “ invisible force that appears to animate us ”. It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s m ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 6:30am

The Social Psychology Of Online Trolling, Part 1 Of 3

Psychology studies the individual, and sociology studies the group. Social psychology studies the relation between the individual and the group, and for me that’s where all the action is. I study perception and the subjective organization of meaning... ...

Article - Alex Durig - Oct 13 2016 - 10:19am

The Social Psychology Of Online Trolling, Part 2 Of 3

In the spring, the alpha wolf sits high on a ledge looking out over the young wolf pups as they play and get socialized by the older wolves. When an older wolf humiliates a young wolf pup, the appropriate response is for the wolf pup to put their tale bet ...

Article - Alex Durig - Oct 21 2016 - 1:18pm

The Social Psychology Of Online Trolling, Part 3 Of 3

Thanks to Padre for pointing out that there can only be a Dark Triad of sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism because a tetrad implies four. * * * * *   ...

Article - Alex Durig - Oct 21 2016 - 1:18pm

Perception: The Forgotten Psychology Of Holographic Universe Simulations 1/2

Imagine that there is a discovery by one of us humans allowing the full-blown creation of holographic simulations in which whole lives are born, live, and die – but all without self-awareness. They have no real meaningful perception of the world. They sim ...

Article - Alex Durig - Oct 21 2016 - 1:16pm