Psychology

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

Christmas Versus Calories – How To Focus More On Celebration And Less On Food

Christmas and the holidays are a time to relax and celebrate with family and friends. But the festive season can also be a time of unwanted weight gain that won’t budge once the holidays are over. Research (mostly from the United States) has found adults ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 20 2018 - 1:08pm

'Goal Infrastructure' Creates A Road To Successful New Year's Resolutions

Every year most of us make New Year’s resolutions. Eat healthier. Exercise regularly. Invest more in valued relationships. Learn a language. And so on. Often they are the same resolutions as last year. Why do our resolutions often so swiftly wither away? ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 1 2019 - 1:10pm

"All Five Major Health Certifications": Drake’s Organic Spirits Wants You To Think Its Booze Is Better For You

Drake’s Organic Spirits is touting it is the "first and only spirits line in the world to receive all five major health certifications." By "health", for four of them they simply mean manufacturing or cultural preferences; kosher, vegan ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 10 2019 - 10:22am