News tagged with psychology
(Medical Xpress)—Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Most of us have heard this old adage applied to many of life's decisions, from planting crops, to dating, to buying stock. Spread your resources to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2013 | 4 / 5 (10) | 1 |
Vertebrates are predisposed to act to gain rewards, and to lay low to avoid punishment. Try to teach chickens to back away from food in order to obtain it, and you'll fail, as researchers did in 1986. But ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Good news for chocolate lovers. New research from Swinburne University of Technology has found that the polyphenols in dark chocolate increase calmness and contentedness.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 03, 2013 | 4 / 5 (6) | 4
(HealthDay)—Intense focus can help creative people achieve success, but it may undermine their capacity for flexible thinking, new research suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
People who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations but also are more thoughtful about their actions, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Are today's youth really more materialistic and less motivated than past generations, or do adults tend to perceive moral weakness in the next generation?
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Two independent studies have found that women find men more attractive if they are holding a guitar. The first one, conducted by researchers in France was based on a young man asking strangers ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 14 |
Math and reading ability at age 7 may be linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The ch ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research published in the journal Psychological Science has found that people living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater wellbeing than city dwellers that don't have parks, gardens, or other green ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 21, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 15, 2013 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Michael North, a fifth-year graduate student in psychology at Princeton University, knew he was lucky to land a summer research position at the University of Michigan after he finished his bachelor's degree ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 22, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Young people seeking help who are at high risk of developing psychosis could significantly reduce their chances of going on to develop a full-blown psychotic illness by getting early access to cognitive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Stressful situations at work can have a negative impact on the cardiovascular system and the metabolism. Stress, which is transmitted by direct and indirect signaling pathways, leads to an inflammatory response in the body, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Infants who sweat less in response to scary situations at age 1 show more physical and verbal aggression at age 3, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Think of your favourite magic trick. Is it as grandiose as David Copperfield's Death Saw, or is it as simple as making a coin disappear in front of your very eyes?
Neuroscience May 01, 2013 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
Psychology (Greek: Ψυχολογία, lit. "study of the mind", from ψυχή psukhē "breath, spirit, soul"; and -λογία, -logia "study of") is an academic and applied discipline involving the systematic, and often scientific, study of human/animal mental functions and behavior. Occasionally, in addition or opposition to employing the scientific method, it also relies on symbolic interpretation and critical analysis, although it often does so less prominently than other social sciences such as sociology. Psychologists study such phenomena as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also study the unconscious mind.
Psychological knowledge is applied to various spheres of human activity, including issues related to everyday life—such as family, education and employment—and to the treatment of mental health problems. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the underlying physiological and neurological processes. Psychology includes many sub-fields of study and applications concerned with such areas as human development, sports, health, industry, media and law. Psychology incorporates research from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. A professional theorist or practitioner of psychology is called a psychologist.
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