Psychology

Women in a tenure committee may even make it more difficult for a woman to get a job

Women in a tenure committee may even make it more difficult for a woman...

Having women in scientific committees may decrease women's opportunities to get a nomination for a professor. According to a study by researchers in Aalto University,...
Brain stimulation can improve memory

Brain stimulation can improve memory

A team of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown for the first time that electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to...
That's what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

Friendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study. Until now, little research has been...
Think brain games make you smarter? Think again

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again

Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry. Science does not...
extreme sports

Jumping to death? Motivations of extreme sports

Researchers have debunked the myth that extreme sportsmen and women are adrenalin junkies with a death wish, in a recently released book. Extreme sports were...
Understanding Decisions

The power of combining psychology and economics

Adolescents face many challenging decisions. So, do consumers. A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and...
Why the eyes offer a window into the soul?

Why the eyes offer a window into the soul?

New research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology reveals why the eyes offer a window into...
How weight discrimination could hurt your body health

How weight discrimination could hurt your body health

People who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their weight are much less likely to be physically active than people who...
Why people now opt to rent fancy outfits

Why people now opt to rent fancy outfits

Rather than spending lots of money on a dress for one night, consumers are more open to renting outfits online, say researchers. Judging from online...
Video games a viable treatment for depression

Video games a viable treatment for depression

Video games and “brain training” applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study carries it a step further,...