Psychology

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

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