Psychology

Positively Arguing IQ Determinism And Effect Of Education

Many cannot accept that IQ is largely determined by our genes. They do not trust the research. Pointing to such research is an argument from authority. Moreover, the research does not explain the mechanisms in the social realm well, and so the research can ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Feb 24 2017 - 9:46am

Why Do Teens With Autism Go To The ER 400 Percent More?

Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder use 400 percent more emergency room services than peers without it, which puts more strain on an over-burdened health care system and may mean that they need better access to primary care. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2017 - 9:30pm

The Social Psychology of Immigration: The True Story of the Strong Immigrant and the Weak Immigrant

An unbelievable story, breaks your heart, blows your mind, tells the unexpected truth about all of us, and does not need to be relayed by a storyteller, so much as it needs for the storyteller to get out of the way, just to let the story tell itself, and ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Mar 3 2017 - 1:08pm

The Paradoxical Social Psychology of the Deep State Swamp

Suddenly, since the beginning of the Trump administration, there has been a shift, a perceptible shift in the leaking of top secret government intelligence. From the outing of General Flynn, to the publication of President Trump telling the PM of Australi ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Mar 12 2017 - 10:08pm

The Social Psychology of Magic, Philosophy and Science in the Early Modern Age

If you catch anyone at the right moment, after having experienced something extraordinarily wonderful, joyful, or blissful, and if you ask them if that was a magical moment, they will agree that it was. Take the birth of a baby- few things compare, and an ...

Blog Post - Alex Durig - Mar 27 2017 - 5:26pm

Science And The Structure Of An Argument: How To Sort Good Information From Bad.

    This content of this blog is adapted from my lecture on Cognitive Bias in Decision Making, for the module Cognition and Emotion. I present this lecture to third year Psychology students at the University of Roehampton, London. The Structure of an Argu ...

Article - Paul Bretherton - Apr 21 2017 - 11:10am

Depression As Harbinger Of Other Disorders

Does the reality of mental disorders also cause depression, or is depression a harbinger of other disorders, a gateway as it were? ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2017 - 4:51am

Science Acceptance: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of A Good Cartoon

Though photos are considered more credible, if you are evangelizing a controversial energy type like wind, a cartoon may appear more persuasive.  In a recent study, participants were shown one of two versions of the same set of brochures. Each set was desi ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2017 - 2:46pm

Getting Risk Right: Geoffrey Kabat's Guide To Resisting Health Scares

Type “BPA” and “toxic” into Google and you get more than 500,000 results, many detailing how this chemical additive, which is used to strengthen plastics and line metal cans to prevent food poisoning, is disrupting your endocrine system and slowly killing ...

Article - Jon Entine - Jun 5 2017 - 3:10pm

Psychological Bias and Ageism Against Young People

In this writing, I want to show how common psychological biases lead to the (largely incorrect) belief that young people in their adolescent years are incompetent, immature, and incapable of responsibly making decisions for themselves. In particular, it i ...

Blog Post - Nightvid Cole - Jun 12 2017 - 6:40am