Teens blogging about social problems, engaging with online community showed significant improvement, according to new research
The eyes are the window into the soul-or at least the mind, according to a new paper published in
In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his amygdala activated - displaying fear, when they showed him pictures of black people
How will you feel if you fail that test? Awful, really awful, you say. Then you fail the test and, yes, you feel bad-but not as bad as you thought you would. This pattern holds for most people,
Autism has been the subject of much discussion recently due to proposed changes in diagnostic criteria, as laid out in the forthcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers.
You're driving from work to pick up your kids at school.
How do psychologists gauge scientific impact? One way is the so-called “journal impact factor,” or JIF, a ranking of a journal derived from the number of citations by other authors to all of the articles it has published in a given year.
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.
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.
Other studies confirm the truth in a common complaint of pregnant women: "Mommy Brain,"
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...
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.
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...