Psychology

The Science Reason So Many People Believe In Psychic Powers

Mind reading and the ability to predict the future are not skills people generally associate with the human race. Yet, research shows many people genuinely believe in the existence of psychic powers. ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 4 2019 - 3:13pm

Media Are Drowning Young People In A Tide Of Perfectionism

We recently conducted one of the largest-ever studies on perfectionism. We learned that perfectionism has increased substantially over the past 25 years and that it affects men and women equally. We also learned that perfectionists become more neurotic an ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 7 2019 - 2:58pm

This Is Your Brain On Love

Is love a mystery or can it be reduced to chemical processes in the brain? And, what are those chemical processes? And, perhaps most importantly, can you prepare the brain for love? Falling in Love When you are falling in love a kind of chemical bomb goes ...

Article - Michael Merzenich - Feb 12 2019 - 12:58pm

Valentine's Day Beauty Bias: We Want To Date People Slightly More Attractive Than We Are

Physical attractiveness is important in choosing whom to date. Good looking people are not only popular targets for romantic pursuits, they themselves also tend to flock together with more attractive others. Does this mean then that more attractive versus ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2019 - 12:12pm

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