Psychology

People Often Choose Partners Similar In Social Status- That May Also Be True For Schizophrenia

A new analysis finds that nearly 50 percent of people who have children with a partner who suffers from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder. ...

Article - News Staff - May 4 2021 - 1:09pm

Did Science Just Create The Perfect Lullaby?

Getting kids to go to sleep has long been a challenge for some, and there are beliefs that it got more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spotify got science and music together (the parts that aren't already together, music is applied math) to ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 7 2021 - 11:15am

Tickling Makes For Happy Rats

I remember in grade school, as the box of crayons expanded into the hundreds, a cool new color of pink was invented, called Tickle Me Pink –  well, probably just the name was invented.  Maybe Crayola had more insight into science than I thought.   Wohr and ...

Blog Post - M G - May 18 2021 - 12:07am

How To Put A Stop To Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theories

Do you think pharmaceutical companies are creating problems that don't exist in order to keep selling drugs to an increasingly over-medicated population? Do you think scientists are unethical if they work at a corporation like DuPont or in nuclear sc ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 26 2021 - 4:15pm

Positive Spiritual Beliefs May Improve Breast Cancer Survivor Health

It is no surprise that cancer survivors often express gratitude for being alive and mention God or a divine acknowledgement that had improved their health and well-being. Is there evidence spirituality helps? It may be that healthier levels of cortisol, a ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2021 - 2:35pm

Women And Millennials More Likely To Believe A Cell Phone Can Cause Cancer

Are you worried about getting cancer from a light bulb? Probably not, but if someone conspiratorially intones that 5G wireless towers are emitting radiation and you are a woman or a milllennial, you are a lot more likely to worry than men or Generation Z t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 2 2021 - 3:20pm

People Who Who Say They Trust Science More Are Also More Likely To Promote False Science-y Sounding Claims

A short while ago a prominent physicist made the offhand claim that bees were dying because of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids- seed treatments that protect plants from pests at their most vulnerable stage and result in far less chemical use th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 26 2021 - 1:06pm

If You Talk About 'Social Darwinism' A Lot You May Have Dysfunctional Psychological Characteristics

It's common when the subject of stupid behavior comes up, like belief in supplements or acupuncture over medicine, for someone to post a picture of Darwin or recommend them for a Darwin award. It's scientifically wrong- Aedes aegypti is an ecolog ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2021 - 10:23am