Psychology

The Psychology Of Baseball

It’s the seventh game of the World Series — bottom of the ninth inning, your team is down 4-3 with runners on second and third — and you’re on deck. You watch as your teammate gets the second out. That means you’re up with a chance to win a championship fo ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2020 - 4:06pm

Judge Rotenberg Educational Center Still Uses Behavioral Shock Treatments- FDA Is Banning The Devices Involved

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts, has 45 people who've been exposed to electrical shocks through electrodes attached to their skin, under the guise of conditioning individuals to stop engaging in self-injurious or ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2020 - 10:49am

An Argument For Letting Kids Have Phones At The Dinner Table- Decreased Calories

Letting kids use a cell phone at dinner seems to be the height of rudeness, symbolic of participation trophy culture and a desire to be best friends with a child rather than a parent, but a new study argues it may be better for health. If it reduces calori ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2020 - 9:00am

Music As Angina Therapy After A Heart Attack

Your ears enjoy music but your heart may also benefit, according to a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session. Patients with early post-infarction angina, episodes of chest pain after a heart attack, repor ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2020 - 8:50am

Coronavirus Panic Buying Shows Surveys Do Not Indicate Actual Behavior- Everyone Is Selfish

How many people on a survey would respond positively that they'd hoard goods at the expense of others? Very few. On surveys, 78 percent of Americans disagree with even 'no victim' greed like being paid more than someone else to do the same j ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 19 2020 - 2:15pm

Not All Science Is Settled- How Journalists Can Convey Coronavirus Uncertainty Without Losing Trust

There are a number of drugs that may be beneficial in treating coronavirus but how do we convey that a treatment is not a cure? And that what prevents one disease may not prevent another when used off-label? How can outlets stress the importance of prevent ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 24 2020 - 12:52pm

New Moms, Postpartum Depression, And Social Isolation

Up to one in five women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that can adversely affect the thoughts, emotions and functioning of mothers, as well as the mental health of their partners and children. Adjusting to parenthood after delivery is cha ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 3 2020 - 5:31am

Asperger Killed Disabled Kids For The Nazis

All of the people who joke they have Asperger's or are "on the spectrum" as an excuse for behavior they know is simply annoying or weird are probably going to want to stop. It's going to be a lot cooler to just admit they are annoying o ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2020 - 12:27pm

Coronavirus Claims Cause FDA To Go After 41 Bogus Homeopathy, Supplement And 'Alternative' Medicine Products

Journalist Chris Cuomo and his spouse were criticized after endorsing a variety of nonsense products recommended by their "naturopath" to treat his COVID-19- claims that involved light energy, tinctures and a variety of useless placebos. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 7 2020 - 10:27am

Plandemic Principle: Vaccine Deniers Are Cognitively Different From Normal People

In 2000, vaccines led to the measles virus being declared eliminated from the United States yet in 2019 there were 1,282 confirmed cases in 31 states- the greatest number reported since 1992. Unsurprisingly, nearly three-fourths originated from New York wh ...

Article - News Staff - May 8 2020 - 5:36pm