Psychology

The Social Psychology Of Presidential Election Polls, Part 1 Of 2

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Article - Alex Durig - Nov 5 2020 - 12:08pm

The Social Psychology Of Presidential Election Polls, Part 2 Of 2

If I asked you to call 1,000 people today and screen each person for 1 minute in the hopes that 500 of them would agree to participate in an upcoming survey, you could not do it. If you spent 60 seconds making 1,000 calls it would take over 16 hours, with ...

Article - Alex Durig - Nov 5 2020 - 12:19pm

10 Tips To Manage Your Election Aftermath Stress

Well-meaning advice for people freaking out about current events often includes encouragement to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith… but how on Earth are you supposed to do that amid the insanity of 2020? As a practicing clinical psychologist and pr ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 8 2020 - 7:39pm

Understanding The Appeal Of Alternative Medicine Can Help Protect The Endangered Species It Puts At Risk

Alternative Chinese medicine harms endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhinos, but deniers of evidence-based medicine are often part of the same political tribe as professional conservationists. That confirmation bias about alternative medicine ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2020 - 11:24am

The Mental Health Of COVID-19: Steep Rise In Depressive Symptoms Among Elementary School Kids

While a loud minority says there needs to be lockdowns for the foreseeable future, they are often government-funded workers whose jobs are secure- and they are not thinking about the mental health issues, including among children. Social distancing and sch ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2020 - 10:42am

If You Drink And It's Friday, You're More Likely To Believe You've Seen A UFO

If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history. Surveys show that nearly half of Americans believe that aliens have visited the Earth, either in the ancient past or recently. That percentage has been in ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 11 2020 - 5:01am

13 Ways To Get Better COVID-19 Restriction Uptake

It's well-known that infectious disease mitigation worksl if people voluntarily follow the rules and guidelines of experts but what has happened instead is resentment of what some perceive as social authoritarian decision-makers calling the shots. Wha ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 5 2021 - 4:07pm

Which Type Of Digital Hoarder Are You?

How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a file on your computer among its cluttered hard drive, then you might be classed as a digital hoarder. In the physical world, hoarding disorder has been recog ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 16 2021 - 12:34pm

Less 'Feminine' Looking? Your Sexual Harassment Claims May Be Seen As Less Credible

In 11 multi-method experiments involving more than 4,000 total participants designed to investigate the effect a victim's fit to the concept of a typical woman had on participants' view of sexual harassment and the consequences of that mental ass ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2021 - 11:28am

Most Don't Need Social Authoritarianism When It Comes To The Environment, Asking Works Just As Well

If a tourist doesn't know messing around with a coral reef is bad, they may try to touch them or pet turtles, but after being told by someone local that it has risks for the nature they are there to see they far less likely to do so. A new paper found ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 11 2021 - 3:06pm