Special needs mom and behavioral management specialist creates new app that focuses on the root causes of child social challenges and calls for new alternatives to discipline and contingency management models for Apsperger's syndrome, ADD, and neurotypical kids.
People aren’t very good at making decisions that involve risk. Many people are afraid of airplanes, although accidents are extremely rare; some people even drive to avoid flying, putting themselves at more risk.
It’s easy to pick up on the movements that other people make—scratching your head, crossing your legs. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people only feel the urge to mimic each other when they have the same goal.
Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distraction—say, doing a puzzle—relieves it by keeping the brain busy. But do they use the same brain processes? Neuromaging suggests they do. When applying a placebo, scientists see activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
For decades, science has suggested that when people make decisions,
Your parents were right: Hard experiences may indeed make you tough.
That cartoon scary face - wide eyes, ready to run - may have helped our primate ancestors survive in a dangerous wild, according to the authors of an article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Contrary to what many psychological scientists think, people do not all have the same set of biologically "basic" emotions, and those emotions are not automatically expressed on the faces of those around us.
Psychopathic personalities are some of the most memorable characters portrayed in popular media today.
The witness points out the criminal in a police lineup. She swears she'd remember that face forever.
"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...
Is there a psychological reason why people default on their mortgages?
"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;
We’re not always aware of how we are making a decision. Unconscious feelings or perceptions may influence us. Another important source of information—even if we’re unaware of it—is the body itself.