Psychology

Video Games And Violence: Are Studies Biased?

Does playing violent video games make players aggressive? It is a question that has taxed researchers, sociologists, and regulators ever since the first console was plugged into a TV and the first shots fired in a shoot ‘em up game. Writing today in the In ...

Article - News Staff - May 14 2008 - 7:37pm

To Teens, Perception Of Being Liked Is As Important As Actually Being Liked

We all know that children who are popular do well socially. A new study has found that teenagers who feel good about themselves and are comfortable with their peers can also be socially successful without being popular in the traditional sense. These findi ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2008 - 12:21am

Bringing The Family Into The Therapy

When a child has a medical problem, doctors see the child and parent together. It would be unusual to have a clinician meet alone with a minor with an illness or injury or a regular check-up. But this situation is reversed in child psychology. Parents are ...

Article - Laura Collins - May 16 2008 - 10:48am

Can We Measure The Emotional State Of Animals?

Sensitivity to reward loss is an indicator of animal emotion and welfare, say scientists at Bristol University Veterinary School. Rats housed in standard conditions show a stronger response to the loss of an expected food reward than those housed in enrich ...

Article - News Staff - May 20 2008 - 10:29pm

The Confabulation Mystery- Some Clues Into False Memories

You went to a wedding yesterday. The service was beautiful, the food and drink flowed and there was dancing all night. But people tell you that you are in hospital, that you have been in hospital for weeks, and that you didn’t go to a wedding yesterday at ...

Article - News Staff - May 28 2008 - 11:33am

Keep Quieting About Trauma Sometimes Okay, Says Study

A whole generation of World War II soldiers endured the same trauma as soldiers in any war but for the most part kept quiet about it with little ill effect. Somewhere after that it became normal and healthy to relive bad experiences, like war or a school s ...

Article - News Staff - May 31 2008 - 11:38pm

The Randomness Of Friendship Gets Its Own Study

The actor Sir Peter Ustinov once famously said "Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who get there first." Psychologists now believe there is some truth to ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2008 - 4:45pm

Researchers Explore Link Between Alexithymia And Panic Disorder

Investigators of the University of Naples have explored the inability to express emotions (alexithymia) in panic disorder in a paper published in the third 2008 issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. In patients with panic disorder (PD), the difficulty ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2008 - 10:32pm

Power Equals Positive Action But Only When Acquired Legitimately

In an effort to reconcile the science stating that power leads to action and lack of power leads to inhibition-- despite constant historical reminders of the powerless rising up and taking action-- new research in the June issue of Psychological Science, a ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 11:59am

Participate In An Evolutionary Psychology Study

My name’s Ethan White and I’m currently trying to finish my PhD in Evolutionary Psychology. I’m interested in the evolution of creativity and language and how it relates to sexual and relationship behavior. If anyone would be interested I have a survey I’d ...

Article - Ethan White - Jun 17 2008 - 5:07pm