Psychology

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

Echo Chamber Of Disinformation Keeps Anti-Science Beliefs Persistent

From herbicides to vaccines to pollution, there is a science consensus but there are still pockets of people who refuses to accept them. They are bolstered by disinformation campaigns. When it comes to food or what car to drive, the difference is higher co ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 6 2019 - 6:00am

And The Optimal Age Of Puppy Cuteness Is...

Dog owners insist that 'all dogs are puppies', which means our beliefs about their cuteness are not conditional on age, but a paper in Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People and Animals, suggests otherwise. The aut ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2019 - 9:29am

If You Want To Seem More Dominant, Tilt Your Head

Social psychologists say we send out social cues not just with our facial expressions, but with the tilt of our heads as well. An otherwise neutral expression looks more dominant when the head is tilted down. The authors speculate that is because tilting o ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2019 - 5:29pm