After the high profile case of Marc Hauser, the Harvard psychologist found guilty of serious scientific misconduct there is the recent case of my colleague, Diederik Stapel, a social psychology professor in the Netherlands who has been suspended by his university after admitting to have fabricated experimental data over a prolonged period.
One day a person is sitting next to you, the next day he or she is gone. But you have an image of this person in your mind that doesn't die. It stays in your mind like a mental double. Mourning is what you do with this mental double.
Facebook is like a sexually transmitted disease, in that your risk is proportional to that of your highest risk 'friend'. And just like sexually transmitted diseases, there are things you can do to protect yourself. A 'How To' primer.
I don’t see the body language gurus dispensing advice about how to interpret your own body language. What if we use our own body language as clues to what we are thinking? And what if these clues can shape our attitudes?
To the extent we are ethically obligated to facilitate positive impacts on our students, and to the extent that we know better ways to educate and don't avail ourselves of them, lecturing too much entails ethical implications, if not ethical violations.
After a mass murder event, the media and the public always ask the "why?" question. We need to focus more on interrupting the opportunity to kill rather than trying to determine the reason for it in the aftermath.
"Men are all the same. They only want one thing!" This was a mantra I heard in my youth. Maybe it is true, but according to Cosmo (April 1999), which I found in my files recently. Maybe it is not, which may be a relief to all of us, or not.
Reading my Penn Alumni magazine causes me to reflect on how the world has changed -- what students see the key to success as being, how topics of interest have shifted and, especially, where psychology has gone and with what result.
For most of human existence, men and women have regarded polygamy as a normal and often advantageous marriage arrangement. In modern Western societies, however, monogamy is seen as normal and polygamy as an "exotic exception". How and why did this transition occur?
We miscommunicate more commonly than we communicate accurately. Some level of miscommunication is a normal part of any conversation. If you think about it for only a moment, this state of affairs begins to make sense.
Art theorist and perceptual psychologist Rudolph Arnheim once noted, "Art serves as a helper in times of trouble." The events of September 11th, 2001 opened the door to understanding a lot more about how art serves as a helper in times of profound crises.