How Fear Is Being Used to Manipulate Cryptocurrency Markets

By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Mind In The Machine
The world of cryptocurrency is profitable and intellectually intriguing, but misinformation campaigns that use psychological manipulation are creating chaos for investors.
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How Do We Improve Sexual Harassment Training?

Sexual harassment training has been ubiquitous for many years, despite being ineffective. A scientifically-grounded alternative could help change this.

Will Robots Ever Have Emotions?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Hot Thought
To be emotional like human beings, robots would have to approximate our cognitive appraisals, physiological perceptions, and linguistic and cultural contexts. How could they?

Toward a More Self-Correcting Psychological Science

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
How to make psychology the true science it has always aspired to be.

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The Psychology of Religion

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in The Pursuit of Peace
What explains why some individuals are more religious than others? Scientists interested in the psychology of religion seek answers.

Investing More in Young People

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in The Human Beast
Parents invest more in their children than they receive in return, and such paying forward makes adaptive sense.
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The Brain Under (Sexual) Attack

Is the brain’s response to being attacked basically the same, whether it’s undergone sexual assault, physical assault, or enemy fire in military combat?

Would You Rather Be Heard or Get Even?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Evolution of the Self
When you’re really frustrated with someone (for whatever reason), you need to say something. But what? And how do you say it? And what if you remain silent?

Conversations with Narcissists

By Anneli Rufus on December 14, 2017 in Stuck
Sometimes our only option is to laugh.

Fake Sex Hormones: Chemicals Damage Health and Reproduction

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in How We Do It
DDT and DES were just the beginning of a series of environmental chemicals that act as fake hormones, seriously disrupting our health and reproduction.

My Adolescent Came Out as Transgender. What's Next?

Wondering if your support of a transgender or nonbinary teen matters? Research says it is lifesaving.

“Get Some Fresh Air” to Boost Your Creativity

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in The Social Thinker
Want to boost your creativity? Go outside and let your mind (and feet) wander.

Can Money Buy You Happiness?

By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Between You and Me
Money can buy happiness, if you spend it right. Research shows there are more benefits to spending money on experiences than material goods. Here are three reasons why.
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What's the Best Way to Watch TV?

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on December 14, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Are there healthier ways to watch TV?

Lessons Learned from the Year of Really Bad Behavior

Hopefully, we can learn how not to behave in 2018 after witnessing the really bad behavior of 2017. Observational learning can go both ways in helping us.

Compared to Humans, How Good Is a Dog's Visual Acuity?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 14, 2017 in Canine Corner
Recent data shows that the visual acuity of humans is several times better than that of dogs under most light conditions.

Medical Marijuana for PTSD?

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Combined with other therapies, medical marijuana may help those with PTSD.

How Mentally Strong People Think (It's Not Always Positive)

There's a lot to be said for positive thinking, but it won't make you mentally strong. Here's how to train your brain to think differently.

This Is Resilience: Moving from Challenge to Success

By Michael F. Kay on December 14, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
I spoke with Manisha Thakor. As the founder of Money Zen Financial Education and a Harvard Business School MBA, her experience and knowledge is both profound and important.

Global ADHD Epidemic or Not?

Is ADHD an essential and universal condition? Perhaps not.

Cultural Group Selection

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in This Is America
In addition to genetic differences and individual learning, a process called cultural group selection may help explain the ecological success of human beings.

The Rise and Fall of Craving

By Marc Lewis Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Addicted Brains
People return to their addiction again and again, and this "relapse" tendency is powered by craving. How can we hold out against it?

Neuromodulation of the Cerebellum Influences Social Behavior

By Christopher Bergland on December 14, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Groundbreaking new research unearths a fascinating link between a specific region of the cerebellum and social behaviors.

Love Isn’t Enough

By Iben Sandahl on December 14, 2017 in The Danish Way
There are many factors creating turmoil, insecurity, and stress in our children’s lives. One is the many inputs children take in every day.

10 Steps to New Year's Resolution Success

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 14, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New Year's resolutions fabulously, hilariously, and horrifically fail. If you want to make real change, and sustain it, use evidence-based approaches and common sense.

It's Time to Terminate the Term Paper

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Social Lights
A professor speaks out about alternatives to the dreaded term paper.
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The Japanese Garden: A Place of Refuge

By Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D., on December 13, 2017 in The Art of Now
Can a Japanese garden help us find serenity and perspective during the holidays?

Can Coping With Stress Help You Live Longer?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in Media Spotlight
How does chronic stress affect life expectancy in people already dealing with serious health problems? New research examines the stress-mortality connection.

Adult Children: Taking a Step Back Can Be Healthy

By Dena Kouremetis on December 13, 2017 in The Unedited Offspring
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Two New Works from G. William Domhoff

If you think you know a lot about the science of dreaming, but don’t know about G. William Domhoff’s work, think again. And check out these two new works.

How to Fight Sexual Misconduct? Write 'em a Ticket!

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in BrainSnacks
To quote the actor Bill Murray, in Ghostbusters, "The usual stuff's not working." That's true with the problem of sexual misconduct. Let's try something new—and maybe better.

Your Real-World Life Expectancy? About 26 Years.

By Randy Paterson Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in How to be Miserable
And you thought smoking shortened your life.

Establishing an Organizational Culture Through the Net

By Yair Amichai-Hamburger Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in The Social Net
How can you become a more effective leader in an global organization?