News tagged with psychologists

Explainer: What is intuition?

The word intuition is derived from the Latin intueor – to see; intuition is thus often invoked to explain how the mind can "see" answers to problems or decisions in the absence of explicit reasoning – ...

May 03, 2013
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Can you guess what happened last?

(Medical Xpress)—We can often predict what people are going to do. But is it possible to guess what it was that made them do it? Guessing what provoked a reaction by simply observing a brief sample of behaviour ...

Apr 23, 2013
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Religion replenishes self-control

There are many theories about why religion exists, most of them unproven. Now, in an article published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychologist Kevin Rounding of Queen' ...

May 14, 2012
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Popularity an unconscious deterrent

Although popular boys and girls get more attention from their classmates than less popular peers, they are often unconsciously avoided by those same classmates. These were the conclusions drawn by psychologist Tessa Lansu ...

Jan 15, 2013
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