News tagged with psychologists
Near-death experiences are not paranormal but triggered by a change in normal brain function, according to researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 01, 2011 | 3.1 / 5 (34) | 178 |
For most of his life, 24-year-old Steven Bringas so feared humiliating himself if he spoke that only an emergency would get him to enter a store.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 19, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (17) | 1
For proof that rejection, exclusion, and acceptance are central to our lives, look no farther than the living room, says Nathan Dewall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky. "If you turn on the television set, and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 13, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (15) | 42 |
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil analyzed the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of Brazilian mediums during the practice of psychography, described as a form of writing whereby ...
Neuroscience Nov 16, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (13) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Diederik Stapel, the Dutch social psychologist who has made news on a rather regular basis over the last several years, and who had even become popular on some television chat shows, has ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 02, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (12) | 30 |
There will always be a wild and unpredictable quality to creativity and invention, says Anthony McCaffrey, a cognitive psychology researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, because an "Aha moment" is rare and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 09, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (11) | 8 |
Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 23, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 0 |
So far it has seemed an irreparable limitation of human perception that we strain to perceive things in the very rapid succession of, say, less than half a second. Psychologists call this deficit "attentional ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Psychologist James Flynn, who resides in New Zealand and is considered one of the foremost experts on intelligence testing, has aroused peoples attention around the world by proclaiming ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 18, 2012 | 2.2 / 5 (21) | 23 |
Psychologists at Bangor University believe that they have glimpsed for the first time, a process that takes place deep within our unconscious brain, where primal reactions interact with higher mental processes. Writing in ...
Neuroscience May 08, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (9) | 10 |
Pay attention! It's a universal warning, which implies that keeping close watch helps us perceive the world more accurately. But a new study by Yale University cognitive psychologists Brandon Liverence and Brian Scholl finds ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 07, 2011 | 4.1 / 5 (10) | 5 |
Stress has long been pegged as the enemy of attention, disrupting focus and doing substantial damage to working memory—the short-term juggling of information that allows us to do all the little things that make us productive.
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to psychological lore, when it comes to items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in, the "magic" number is seven.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (9) | 9 |
If tripping in public or mistaking an overweight woman for a mother-to-be leaves you red-faced, don't feel bad. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that people who are easily embarrassed are ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 28, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 15 |
Picture a stereotypical tough guy and you might imagine a man with a broad face, a square jaw, and a stoical demeanor. Existing research even supports this association, linking wider, more masculine faces with several less-than-cuddly ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 04, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (8) | 2 |
"Psychologist" is an academic, occupational or professional title describing individuals who are either:
There are many different types of psychologists, as is reflected by the 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association (the APA). Psychologists are generally described as being either "applied" or "research" oriented. This major division is also described as the difference between scientists and practitioners or scholars and professionals. The training models endorsed by the APA require that practitioners be trained as both scholars and professionals and to possess advanced degrees.
Most typically, people encounter psychologists and think of the discipline as involving the work of clinical or counseling psychologists, professionals who are concerned with helping people live healthy and productive lives - professionals who help people solve problems of living or resolve mental health problems. Although clinical psychology is a commonly identified professional role, it remains a subset of the field of psychology. Scholars and academicians (conducting research and teaching in universities) constitute a substantial and foundational position in the definition of a "psychologist."
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