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Posts tagged psychology

April 30, 2013


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I Yawn And My Dog Yawns

Contagious yawning has been scientifically measured in humans, adult chimpanzees, baboons, and dogs.

April 8, 2013


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Sadness Makes People Short With Money

You've probably heard the phrase "Sadder but wiser," implying that feeling low somehow makes us think more clearly.

April 4, 2013


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Unconscious Behavior And Psychology

Social psychologists have been intrigued by what they call automatic behavior-the ways people react to stimuli without consciously thinking about their actions.

March 28, 2013


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Math Hurts My Brain – Why?

I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.

March 27, 2013


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Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

March 26, 2013


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Why Do I Fear The Dentist?

I hate going to the dentist. In fact, I openly fear it. Yet I've never actually had a really bad or painful experience with a dentist.

March 13, 2013


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The Power Of Cute

I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?

February 28, 2013


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What Is Boredom, Scientifically Speaking?

Everyone gets bored from time to time. But I was wondering--what is boredom exactly, scientifically speaking?

February 7, 2013


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Gender Bias An Obstacle To Women In The Sciences

If you've ever cringed upon hearing the taunting cry of "you throw like a girl!" from out on the middle school playground, this Moment of Science is for you.

January 29, 2013


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Is Therapy Over-The-Phone As Effective As In-Person Therapy?

Would you ever try talk therapy over the phone?

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