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Posts tagged psychologists

October 3, 2013

 

Boy in shadow

Rejection Leads To Aggression

Seeing rejection as a common thread in school shootings, psychologists conducted experiments to see if rejection in the lab produced aggression.

September 20, 2013

 

woman laughing in front of a garden

A Knee-Slapper

What makes something funny?

June 27, 2011

 

bagel and cream cheese

The Guilty Bagel

Two psychologists at Iowa State University, Stacey Sentyrz and Brad Bushman, conducted a telling experiment using nothing other than cream cheese and bagels.

June 30, 2010

 

cocoa

Does What We Touch Affect the Way We Think?

Something as simple as an object's texture can affect how you think and feel about the world around you.

June 22, 2009

 

Doodling for Memory

In a recent study, researchers found that doodling can help you remember details-- it's a way of concentrating the mind.

March 4, 2008

 

Mother Holding Daughter in Arms

Here’s Looking at You, Baby

How much do babies actually look like their parents? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 30, 2008

 

Unhappy Woman in Thought

Stereotype Threat

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?

October 23, 2007

 

Man's Face

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever noticed that you can easily remember some peoples names, while other you repeatedly struggle to recall?

February 15, 2007

 

four kids sitting on the ground watching tv

Celebrity-obsessed Kids

How star struck are today's young kids? Could admiration turn to unhealthy obsession?

May 23, 2006

 

paranoid

“Bad Me” Paranoia

One study supports their hypothesis that paranoia may come in at least two distinct types: "poor me" paranoia and "bad me" paranoia.

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