Psychology

Liberals Are More Empathetic Than Conservatives

Liberals in the United States and Germany felt more empathy than conservatives toward protesters injured during an overcrowded demonstration in the United States and Germany, according to survey results of 1,046 participants who read a fake newspaper artic ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2018 - 3:36pm

Meditation Gurus In Academia Should Stop Claiming Social Rejection Causes Violence And Meditation Prevents It

Meditation advocates from three schools say a lower ability to cope with the pain of being rejected by others leads to violence, but that people greater levels of mindfulness, a psychological fad where practitioners maintain attention on and awareness of ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2018 - 7:45am

The World Is Better Than Ever And Continues To Improve. Why Do People Consistently Believe Otherwise?

Worldwide poverty has dropped dramatically, we are in the Long Peace when it comes to war, the old cycles of famine boom and bust have leveled off, science has made it possible for everyone to live better for longer and spend less on basic necessities. The ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2018 - 2:39pm

Crowdfunding Is Easier If A Woman Is In Charge

Gender bias against women is nothing new, especially when it comes to seeking venture capital financing for business start-ups,  but in modern crowdfunding-  where a "crowd" of amateur investors make small investments in new companies- culture i ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2018 - 4:21pm

Would Your Dog Help You Stop Being Upset? Apparently Yes

While cats are generally regarded as being aloof and uncaring, dogs are called "man's best friend." They are in tune with our emotions, it is said. "Lassie" had a level of connection with her humans that only television could write ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2018 - 7:49am

Young Religious Americans Care About The Environment, Because Religious Leaders Have Avoided Activist Politics

Young religious Americans are more concerned about the environment than older parishioners, and that may be thanks to religious leaders. They talk about caring for the world given to them and avoid the political activism.  ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2018 - 11:55am

Psychologists Discover Your Personality May Change Over 50 Years

Does your base personality change over time? Psychologists are conflicted over that, but Galileo once claimed the Moon did not impact the tides, so without a science foundation, or with poor data gathering, anything is possible.  And we get both in surveys ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2018 - 6:55am

Social Authoritarians Most Likely To Believe Fake News

Fake news has become a common claim, and for good reason. The Russians, for example, have been caught using environmentalists, food activists, "journalism" professors, and trade groups to promote fear and doubt about American science and technolo ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2018 - 4:05pm

Educated Women Trust Dr. Google, A Lot

A new paper in Health, Risk&Society reports that women concerned about breast cancer often go to "Dr. Google" first but how much they trust it varies- more educated women, for example, trust it more, while less educated women would rather see ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2018 - 1:33pm

Probiotics For Bipolar Disorder? The FDA Really, Really, Really Has Not Evaluated That Claim

As many as three million Americans, an alarming one percent of the U.S. population, get a diagnosis of bipolar disorder each year. That is a fantastic amount, bordering on unbelievable, 12,000X as many gun murders that will occur.  If being "bipolar&q ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 14 2018 - 1:54pm