Psychology

Humanities Scholars Say If You Look Like A Stereotypical Scientist, You're More Likely To Become One

A new paper says that how much you look racially stereotypical, like other members of your racial group, influences how likely you are to get a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2019 - 2:50pm

Progressive White People Will Try To Appear Less Verbally Competent When Communicating With Minorities

When we think of racial bias we usually think about differences when being stopped by the police or being watched more closely in a small deli, but there is another facet of it, an indirect bias by people who otherwise behave in ways that seem diverse and ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 25 2019 - 4:10pm

Have ADHD? Study Says Maybe Your Mother Didn't Eat Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids

As if mothers don't get blamed for enough, a new paper claims attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)may have been caused by her diet during pregnancy. The results of a study led by a team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlob ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 9:41am

Millennials Needed More Psychological Nurturing To Have Success In College

Since the oldest millennials are now nearing 40 it may be time for sociologists and psychologists to stop writing papers on how much nurturing they will need when they arrive. They are already here. Yet papers will keep coming, perhaps until people stop wa ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 11:40am

Autism Spectrum Diagnoses Rise 26 Percent In 4 Years, Finds CDC

Using records pediatric health clinics, specialized programs for children with developmental disabilities, and special education records along with a review of the abstracted evaluations by trained clinicians using a standardized case definition and method ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2019 - 8:29am

Physician Suicide: 5 Things To Know

Physicians have higher rates of suicide than the general public despite having prestigious jobs respected by the public and good pay. A new podcast and accompanying article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) looks at things that are important t ...

Article - News Staff - May 6 2019 - 12:51pm

The Dark Side Of 'Clean Eating': Obsession, Compulsion, And Poor Body Image

Eating sensibly is an important part of a healthy lifestyle but for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing. The condition, called Orthorexia Nervosa, is a patholofical obsession with "clean eati ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2019 - 11:04am

You Are What You Vote- Here's How Your Demographics Influence That

Australia has changed in many ways over the past two decades. Rising house prices, country-wide improvements in education, an aging population, and a decline in religious affiliation, are just some of the ways it has changed. At the same time, political p ...

Article - The Conversation - May 18 2019 - 6:00am

Extroverts: What The Scientific Literature Says Abouts Their Four Key Advantages

A prototypical extrovert is someone talkative, outgoing, who prefers taking the initiative in groups, expresses positive emotion and enjoys seeking out new experiences. By contrast, a prototypical introvert is quiet, emotionally reserved, less effusive, an ...

Article - News Staff - May 29 2019 - 12:31pm

How I Learned To Stop Thinking For Myself And Get To The Right Answer (Part One)

On Applied Epistemic Helplessness The often (always?) brilliant Scott Alexander has an essay that parallels the thesis of an essay I've been meaning to write for that last six years. It's the perfect topic to kick off this column which I've ...

Article - Marc Brazeau - Jun 9 2019 - 12:14pm