The color of 2012 is green, according to healthy living experts at the Spencer Institute: green living, green eating and a green economy. Laura Klein, author of the institute's Green Living Coach certification program, recently offered her list of 2012 green living trends
Envision this: Urban teenage girls embracing a future dominated by personal success. Ruby Taylor, an entrepreneur, author, and social worker based in Lancaster, Pa., says it can happen
People who suffer a traumatic experience often don't talk about it, and many forget it over time. But not talking about something doesn't always mean you'll forget it; if you try to force yourself not to think
A traditional view of human social development says a person's early relationship with his mother defines his relationships in his later years.
Two vital parts of mentally organizing the world are classification, or the understanding that similar things belong in the same category; and induction, an educated guess about a thing’s properties if it’s in a certain category. There are reasons to believe that language greatly assists adults in both kinds of tasks. But how do young children use language to make sense of the things around them? It’s a longstanding debate among psychologists.
Your parents were right: Hard experiences may indeed make you tough.
Whether the task is flying a plane, fighting a battle, or caring for a patient, good teamwork is crucial to getting it done right. That's why team-building and training courses are big business in the U.S., and have been for decades. But lately something has changed: "There's a demand for evaluations-an emphasis on showing that team training makes a difference in safety, decision-making, communication, clinical outcomes-you name the ultimate criteria the industry has," says Eduardo Salas, an...
Does she or doesn’t she . . .? Sexual cues are ambiguous, and confounding.
Why do we stick up for a system or institution we live in—a government, company, or marriage—even when anyone else can see it is failing miserably?
"Face recognition is an important social skill, but not all of us are equally good at it," says Beijing Normal University cognitive psychologist Jia Liu. But what accounts for the difference? A new study by Liu and colleagues Ruosi Wang, Jingguang Li, Huizhen Fang, and Moqian Tian provides evidence that the inequality of abilities is rooted in the unique way in which the mind perceives faces. "Individuals who process faces more holistically"-that is, as an integrated whole-"are better at fa...
"Interestingly, from negotiation research we know that it is much easier to negotiate deals that involve gains, instead of losses," says Carsten de Dreu, Professor of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
As we get older, our cognitive abilities change, improving when we’re younger and declining as we age. Scientists posit a hierarchical structure within which these abilities are organized. There’s the “lowest” level— measured by specific tests, such as story memory or word memory;
CEOs, teachers, and leaders claim they want creative ideas to solve problems.
"Be all you can be," the Army tells potential recruits. The military promises personal reinvention.
As a fetus grows, it’s constantly getting messages from its mother. It’s not just hearing her heartbeat and whatever music she might play to her belly;