Psychology

Fast Answers Are More Likely To Be Believed

'The right thing, the wrong thing, do it with authority is a common' is a common statement for leadership behavior. Humans take comfort in confidence. Even in things like facts; the faster the answer the more likely others will believe it.  ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2021 - 12:37pm

Did COVID-19 Kill The Anti-vax Movement?

In past years there has been ongoing concern that not enough people got the annual flu vaccine. Some of it was laziness, some of it was lack of education. There were few outright deniers that flu was a problem. Instead, it seemed to be the opposite. If som ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 26 2021 - 6:26pm

Domination In Chess: A Miniature

I have put this post under the "psychology" category, although it discusses a chess game, for one important reason. Chess is a game, an art, a sport- you can categorize it in many different ways. However, what characterizes chess the most, in my ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 3 2021 - 5:07am

46% Of Parents Say Responses To The COVID-19 Pandemic Damaged Teen Mental Health

For as much talk as there is about bullying and drama in schools, for most teens the experience of interacting with peers is not only positive, it is essential training for dealing with others later in life. And if a new national poll is an indication, gov ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2021 - 10:46am

Do You Pay Less For Art If It's Done By A Woman?

A few years ago, a study claimed that in gender blind symphony auditions, women scored 30 percent better. Harvard gender studies authors concluded that there was gender bias in hiring and that was the reason for a gender gap in symphony orchestra compositi ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 16 2021 - 10:53am

#MeToo May Have Caused Women To Lose Out On Mentors

Even previously considerate and helpful male managers have become less likely to mentor female employees, according to a new study. They've become less likely to even talk one-on-one with women. This unintended consequence of the #MeToo movement could ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2021 - 4:28pm

Being A New Mom Can Make You 'A Little' OCD

A new survey estimates that 8% of pregnant women reported symptoms that meet criteria for a clinical diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and in the 38 weeks after having a child that jumped to 17%- a huge increase over other surveys. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 25 2021 - 11:25am

Trust In Corporate Media Linked To Less Actual Knowledge About COVID-19

If you see someone on "TODAY" hawking four products per minute they claim are going to make your life better, there is a 100 percent chance it is a paid influencer invited because a producer needed content. Such influencers get paid because it wo ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 12 2021 - 1:26pm

Did Time Pass More Slowly During The COVID-19 Lockdown? You're Not Alone

As a child, you probably thought a week took forever and parents certainly thought days crept by after having an infant. "Time flies when you are having fun" and COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns were not fun. A new study also finds what psychol ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2021 - 10:59am

Latte Nonsense: No, Your Genes Do Not Tell You How Much Coffee To Drink

When 23andMe was in its most ridiculous phase of existence, the co-founder was telling FDA to talk to the hand while she assumed campaign donations to members of Congress would exempt them from being told to stop lying about their tests allowing consumers ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 29 2021 - 1:40pm