Psychology

Spurious Thinking: Why You're More Susceptible To Misinformation Than You Think

Online misinformation works, or so it would seem. One of the more interesting statistics from the 2019 UK general election was that 88% of advertisements posted on social media by the Conservative Party pushed figures that had already been deemed misleadi ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 11 2020 - 6:30am

Nearly 12% Of Surveyed Soldiers Sent To Afghanistan Had Suicidal Thoughts

Surveys sought to find out how common suicidal ideation and mental health disorders were during combat deployment and to examine the associated risk factors. Some of the greatest risks were being white, having past non-combat trauma, and past major depress ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 29 2020 - 11:00am

Men Who Drive An Audi Were Going To Be Victimized By Social Psychologists Eventually

If you have never heard of the Journal of International Psychology, you are not alone. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 4 2020 - 11:59am

You Can Make People Feel Less Politically Polarized By Letting Them Explain Why They Are Not Polarized

An experiment before the 2016 Trump-Clinton debate in metropolitan New York City showed that it was possible to have people be less polarized.  They showed questionnaire responses where respondents were actually more moderate than their real responses, an ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2020 - 5:05pm

Why Social Media Is A Gold Mine For Food Fads

Do you listen to experts when it comes to food? If so, you are in the rarity. Most mimic what their friends do, according to recent survey results. Study participants ate an extra fifth of a portion of fruit and vegetables for every portion they thought th ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2020 - 8:00am

Valentine's Day: How To Deal With Love, Romance And Rejection

Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. Whether you’re in a relationship or want to be in a relationship, research over a number of years shows that February 14 can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets. A study by U ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 13 2020 - 3:12pm

Galentine's Day Is A Thing But Valendude's Day Is Not- Why?

Today, women will celebrate Galentine’s Day, a holiday trumpeting the joys of female friendships. The holiday can trace its origins to a 2010 episode of “Parks and Rec,” in which the main character, Leslie Knope, decides that the day before Valentine’s Da ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 14 2020 - 12:52am

Jargon Tells The Public They're Not In The Tribe, And That Is Bad If You're A Government Funded Scientist

A new study shows there is a reason USA Today is the most popular newspaper in America- they won't specify "laparoscopy" when "minimally invasive surgery" gets the point across to more people. While America leads the world in adult ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 16 2020 - 9:30am

Superstition, Ritual And Conspiracies- Why We Sometimes See What We Want To Believe

It's baseball playoff time and you know what that means; not just hot dogs and beer but also smelly men who refuse to change their socks lest they spoil their good luck. After all, they got this far with smelly socks, right? And New research published ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2020 - 2:51pm

Linguistic Analysis Says Poe Did Not Commit Suicide

Edgar Allan Poe, The author, poet, editor, and literary critic, died in 1849 at age 40 in Maryland. He was chronically depressed, he had even tried to commit suicide using laudanum a year before his death. But when he went to the hospital for the last time ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2020 - 7:07pm