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People choose professions for many reasons, not the least of which is their ability, and some of which is the luck of being at the right place at the right time. psychologists who study vocational development believe that your choice of a career reflects your personality. According to the late vocational theorist ...
We think we choose what we share about ourselves on social media, but according to new research, we may be sharing more than we think, including insights into our mental health. Using algorithms, a research team recently analyzed the data of twitter users (link is external) to see if it could be used to ...

19, 2018) -- Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of arts & sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific ...
As a practicing neurologist, as well as a Marxist and socialist Feminist, Dr. Bandy Lee's best-selling anthology caught my eye. I have learned over many years how oblivious contemporary American psychiatry and psychology are, with some heartening exceptions, to the role capitalism plays in the production ...
Instagram CTO Denies Tactics that Deliberately Exploit human psychology. Andy Day's picture. by Andy Day · 11 hours ago. 5 Comments. Instagram CTO Denies Tactics that Deliberately Exploit Human psychology. Shares. facebook. twitter. Google +. React. 2. 0. 5 Comments. Instagram co-founder and Chief technology ...
Officials with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation say Charles Johnston is from Belvidere, Ill. We also learned that Johnston worked at a college near Chicago. Officials from Harper College in Palatine, Ill. tell KWQC that he is/was a psychology professor there. "Professor Johnston is absent without ...

The home, the space in which we live and breathe, represents far more than meets the eye. It's a convergence of science and art -- where we keep our belongings and maintain order (or lack thereof). It's where we retreat at the end of a work day and invite friends to join, and it's where we hope to feel most ...
Last month on All Things Considered, NPR's Kelly McEvers and Pop culture Happy Hour's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon talked about this era of TV and movies, many of which are remakes or reboots catering nostalgic audiences. Weldon asserted that nostalgia is rooted in things you choose to enjoy.
Don't try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it--not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among ...
When you meet Maryglory Moshi, a junior in the Department of psychology at Arizona State University, you first notice a giant smile and an eagerness to help. Moshi is a self-described "people person," who has made it her mission to help fellow students achieve their goals. She provides support in the ...
David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, from Perris, California, face accusations (link is external) of torture, child endangerment, and holding their 13 children captive. Authorities found some of their kids chained to beds, "in dark and foul-smelling surroundings," following an emergency phone ...
... improve their emotional functioning--their mood, their anxiety, their experience of depression--not only by directly addressing those phenomena, but also by indirectly improving their general cognitive functioning," said study co-author Ahmad Hariri, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke.
While the majority of traditional psychology focuses on illness, positive psychology brings a much needed balance to the field by focusing on happiness, well-being, and the factors that contribute to a fulfilling life. Martin Seligman believes that Freud's view (that the aim of human life is simply not to suffer) is ...
A new study by researchers at the disaster and Community Crisis Center at the University of Missour (link is external)i (DCC) has identified specific coping strategies that can help survivors of natural disasters experience some form of personal growth in tandem with the devastating trauma of living through ...
Conversational agents that can chat with you, such as Alexa from Amazon, are now commonplace. robots, too, can have conversational abilities -- for example, Pepper by Softbank and Jibo by Jibo Inc. Robotics researchers try to make communication between robots and humans smoother by basing ...
Two leading Penn State researchers will talk about animal psychology and how service animals help trauma victims at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Liberty Craft House as part of the science on Tap series. The talk will feature Nancy Dreschel, an instructor in animal science, and Chad Shenk, an associate ...
central banks have guaranteed a bubble collapse is the only possible output of the system they've created. The psychology of blowoff tops in asset bubbles is fascinating: let's start with the first requirement of a move qualifying as a blowoff top, which is the vast majority of participants deny the move is a ...

Maybe the science and psychology of "post-truth" can't explain this moment at all. Plus: A French law against fake news during elections; facebook meets with its fact-checkers; fake news jeans. By Laura Hazard Owen @laurahazardowen Jan. 11, 2018, 9 p.m.. Jan. 11, 2018, 9 p.m.. The growing stream of ...
Carnegie Mellon University's psychology professor Sheldon Cohen has been recognized for his career work toward understanding the role of behavior in physical health by the American Psychosomatic Society, which has named him its 2018 Distinguished scientist. Mr. Cohen, who holds a Ph.D. in ...
money is an abstract and complicated topic, made all the more so by a never-ending stream of financial products, like mortgages, credit cards, and student loans. So how do you make the most efficient use of yours? Recent Video from Lifehacker. View More >. Advertisement. Error loading player: No ...
It's for this reason that Britten looks for marketing opportunities that let the company talk about what it does in an interesting way, and, given his psychology background, he knows will have an impact. Since taking up the role in 2012, he's looked for sponsorships that will work with MS Amlin's reason for ...
As for the aspects of human psychology that were most important for Konnikova's success, she told Poker News that paying attention topped the list. She mentioned seeing players look at their phones between hands, or get up from the table when they weren't actively playing. Moves like that cause players ...
The Retreat launched its psychology internship program in 2011. Since then, fourteen individuals have completed the year-long commitment working 40 hours per week in various programs including the Retreat's Uniformed Service Program, Birches Treatment Center, and Pain Management Program as ...
Will Spaulding, a psychology professor and member of the Nebraska Psychological Association, said the Catholic conference after its review insisted the regulations include a conscience clause that would allow licensed psychologists to deny services or even an appropriate referral for patients with ...
You've set yourself a goal for the week, and all you have to do is get started. However, just when you think you're ready to dig into the task, something else catches your attention. Perhaps it's an overflowing email inbox with tantalizing promotions, or some extra but unnecessary cleaning up you start to do ...
In 2012, psychology Today blogger Marc Bekoff wrote a post about a burro who, after the death of her infant, walked into a lake and drowned herself. Last year, a friend told me a story about her dog Lucy, who stopped eating after the death of her longtime companion, Steele. Lucy died three weeks after ...
In a YouTube video (link is external) that went viral last year, a toddler attending his sister's piano recital is moved to tears when he hears Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata." Among the thousands of comments people have posted about the video, many are from musicians who marvel at the young boy's ...
With recent worry about mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, one of the questions that always comes up is whether violent media promotes violent or aggressive behavior. This is something that is especially important to think about for parents, as violent content is common on television ...
The psychology of Inequality. Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor. By Elizabeth Kolbert. What's most damaging about being poor, Keith Payne argues, is feeling poor. Illustration by David Plunkert. In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, ...
A study from 2016 published in Personality and social psychology Bulletin, a scientific journal, investigated New Year's resolutions, and found that 55% of resolutions were health related, such as exercising more, or eating healthier. About 20% were to do with getting out of debt. These are tricky things to do at any time of ...
It will be harder to feed us if they are gone, and new research is discouraging. Posted Jan 04, 2018. SHARE · TWEET · email · MORE · SHARE · SHARE · STUMBLE · SHARE. Pixabay. Source: Pixabay. People hate insects. They bite, snap, sting, and kill. Perhaps the most hated animal on the planet is the mosquito, ...
And so goes the frustrating, backward logic of the journalism paywall. It's the most popular income idea to arise since the newspaper industry was flooded with low-budget competitors, and it seems like the last best hope for profits as Google and facebook strangle independent advertising sales. It's also a ...
The moment a situation makes you feel vulnerable, your knee-jerk reaction is to do everything possible to escape it. After all, the impulse to ward off--sometimes, at all costs--whatever threatens your sense of safety is only natural. It's an inherent aspect of our survival instincts. The question, though, is what ...
A few days ago, Kim Jong-un addressed North Korea on his state-sponsored TV station with a new boast: The country had finished amassing its nuclear arsenal, and he even has a shiny new "nuclear button" on his desk, ready to go. This provoked an entirely predictable response from Tweet-button-happy ...
The first study to examine generational differences in perfectionism over the past three decades reports that young people's desire to be flawless has skyrocketed over the past thirty years. Today's college-age students are much more prone to perfectionism than prior generations, according to the new ...
Umar Johnson is taking a break. The popular Philadelphia-bred pundit had just finished a four-city "Kwanzaa tour" of Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. He spoke on special education, the black family, and what's called black uplift, themes he regularly mines for his 342,000-user Instagram following.
Today, modern psychology has cast astrology as a fantastical way that people of the past project the workings of their minds onto the environment around them. This interpretation leaves far too much wiggle room for astrology to simply sound like affirmations of what people want to hear about themselves ...
Weighing yourself after the holidays can be an emotionally trying process, especially if you've gone heavy on the Turkey sandwiches. Oftentimes, the bad news sends you reaching for the comfort of the leftover chips and candy to get you through the cold winter months. However, Shapa, the new scale from ...
Once a month, London's Prince Charles cinema is home to a cacophony of raucous laughter from a room full of people. Many of them interject occasionally to yell a particular line of dialogue and others throw spoons in the general direction of the screen. The film they are watching is The Room, which is ...
In 2002, in response to the need for the profession of psychology to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills of the cultural dynamics that present themselves in a person's mental health, the American Psychological Association developed Guidelines on Multicultural education, Training, Research, ...
Earlier this year, an international team of 80 researchers investigated preferred interpersonal distances around the world. The team was led by Agnieszka Sorokowska of the Institute of psychology at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. The researchers recruited nearly 9,000 volunteers--men and women ...
Studies do show that a Mediterranean diet can improve symptoms of depression compared to the average "Western" diet (you can read more about one of these studies right here on psychology Today). Some believe that the Mediterranean diet is superior because it is high in potentially magical foods like ...
If you're not regularly spending time alone, you're not living your best life. Posted Dec 27, 2017. SHARE · TWEET · email · MORE · SHARE · SHARE · STUMBLE · SHARE. Kevin Young/Unsplash. Source: Kevin Young/Unsplash. Finally, the door closed and the noise stopped. I was in my bedroom, my own bedroom, with the ...
No matter who you are, or what side of the political spectrum you fall on, it is likely that President Donald Trump has significantly increased your anxiety levels, distorting your perception of the world and negatively affecting your behavior in ways you are unaware of. But the good news is that these cognitive ...
... Agnew, C. R., VanderDrift, L. E., Harvey, S. M., Rholes, W. S., & Simpson, J. A. (2017). The Ebbs and flows of attachment: Within-person variation in attachment undermine secure individuals' relationship well-being across time. Journal of Personality And social psychology, doi:10.1037/pspi0000115.
Computing can become problematic when it models other addictive behaviors. Whether it's gaming, internet use, or social media interactions, if those behaviors start to interfere with someone's life, it enters the realm of a psychological disorder. In 2018, problems related to video games will receive their own ...
Color psychology, the study of how color affects human behavior, is a hugely debated topic. The debate about the specific ways color affects humans is as old as color itself. Some groups even dismiss color psychology completely because the individual perception of any color is dictated largely by personal ...
A soon-to-be-released study (link is external)which will be published in the European Journal of social psychology offers an interesting new perspective on this question. Yale University's John Bargh, along with his colleagues Jaime Napier, Julie Huang and Andy Vonasch found that a desire to feel safe is ...
You're riding on a crowded escalator, and without realizing it, your earbuds have dropped out of your pocket and are about to go tumbling into oblivion. Someone taps you on the shoulder and, to your surprise, hands them to you. There was no particular reason for this person to be so helpful and, in fact, ...
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter (hormone) released by breastfeeding women and the infants whom they are nursing. Studies conducted on primates reveal that it is responsible for the bond formed between mother and child immediately after birth, before they have managed to forge a deeper connection.


 

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