Psychology

Eighteen Percent Of Young Women Experience Sexual Victimization

Sexual victimization can mean several things-- verbal coercion to have sex with an intimate partner, rape by a stranger, a woman fondled in a bar or forced intercourse when a woman is too intoxicated to consent or object. Researchers at the University at ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 10:35pm

Study Challenges Idea That Schizophrenia Is Distinct In Developing And Developed Regions

Research by the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that the course and symptomatic expression of schizophrenia is relatively more benign in developing societies. However, a new study from Current Anthropology challenges this assumption, compari ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 1:07am

Feinstein Researchers Uncover Genetic Risk For Schizophrenia

Psychiatric researchers at The Zucker Hillside Hospital campus of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have uncovered evidence of a new gene that appears to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, a disorder characterized by distorted think ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 2:13pm

Researchers Find A Link Between Rough And Tumble Play And Social Competence

Playground roughhousing has long been a tradition of children and adolescents, much to the chagrin of several generations of parents who worry that their child will be hurt or worse, become accustom to violence and aggression. But animal research may pain ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:46am

Simulating The Future And Remembering The Past: Are We Prediction Machines?

This post is about an article by Schacter et al (pdf) regarding how the constructiveness of memories may crucially be due to the need to simulate future scenarios. But before I go to the main course, I would like to touch upon a starter: Jeff Hawkins Heir ...

Article - Sandeep Gautam - Mar 28 2007 - 6:01am

For The Skeptics

From the Shangri-La Diet forums: This is week 5 for me, and I have lost 7 pounds so far. ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Mar 29 2007 - 3:34pm

Science Study Of Sales Tactics- How We Get Fooled Into Buying

What would large women think if a dress sold for lower cost to women of smaller sizes? Common sense says this would turn them off. But swimmers react well to items claimed to improve speed if they know the product is given away free to Olympic swimmers. I ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 29 2007 - 4:55pm

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 - Oct 30 2010 - 8:51pm

Dieting Doesn't Work, Say UCLA Researchers

Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet? No, probably not, UCLA researchers report in the April issue of American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association. "You can initially lose 5 to 10 percent of your weight on ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 5:34pm

We Want To Be Normal- But No One Knows What That Is

Most people want to be normal. So, when we are given information that underscores our deviancy, the natural impulse is to get ourselves as quickly as we can back toward the center. Marketers know about this impulse, and a lot of marketing makes use of soc ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2007 - 1:39am