News tagged with experimental psychology
Compulsive gamblers suffer from an optimism bias that modifies their subjective representation of probability and affects their decisions in situations involving high-risk monetary wagers. This is the conclusion drawn by ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New research has questioned the reliability of neuroscience studies, saying that conclusions could be misleading due to small sample sizes.
Neuroscience Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Uplifting concertos from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons can boost mental alertness, according to research from Northumbria University.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 19, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—People assigned to positions of power tend to dehumanize those in less powerful positions even when the roles are randomly assigned, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 8 |
Study finds children with low self-esteem are often praised for personal qualities instead of efforts
(Medical Xpress)—Praising children, especially those with low self-esteem, for their personal qualities rather than their efforts may make them feel more ashamed when they fail, according to new research published by the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 28, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (14) | 0 |
A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children develop a better working memory –which holds, processes and updates information ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study of eye movements in schizophrenia patients provides new evidence of impaired reading fluency in individuals with the mental illness.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, researchers investigated the impact of perfectionistic rearing behaviors by parents on children. Results showed that while all ch ...
Pediatrics Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
We make choices about pretty much everything, all the time – "Should I go for a walk or grab a coffee?"; "Shall I look at who just came in or continue to watch TV?" – and to do so we need something common as a basis to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Getting people to think about morality as a matter of objective facts rather than subjective preferences may lead to improved moral behavior, Boston College researchers report in the Journal of Experimental So ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 29, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 13 |
Short interruptions – such as the few seconds it takes to silence that buzzing smartphone – have a surprisingly large effect on one's ability to accurately complete a task, according to new research led ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—People holding guns perceive other people holding guns, according to a new study published this fall by a Colorado State University researcher.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 20, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 1
Paying it forward - a popular expression for extending generosity to others after someone has been generous to you - is a heartwarming concept, but it is less common than repaying greed with greed, according to new research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Humans have a tendency to spontaneously synchronize their movements. For example, the footsteps of two friends walking together may synchronize, although neither individual is consciously ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 13, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (5) | 4 |