In The News: Department of Psychology
A number of bloggers have asked us to discuss sport performance optimization exercises that are supported in science. In answering this call, we’d like to report the results of a study that compared the effectiveness of 3 exercises that were designed to improve running performance (systematic motivational exchanges, yoga, discussion about competitive running), and show how this information can be used to assist athletes immediately prior to competitive events.
On the list of top 10 complaints parents have to listen to, “I don’t want to go to school today” probably ranks right up there with “He’s bugging me” and “I just want to text my friends!”
Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings.
The human brain has more possible neurological connections than there are atoms in the known universe – between ten quadrillion vigintillion, and one-hundred thousand quadrillion vigintillion – that’s quite a lot. So why does it come as a surprise to hear that most people don’t convert this immense computing power into words?
Physical exhaustion, negative emotions and reduced effectiveness with your job. We're talking about burn-out. The World Health Organization is updating its definition in the latest version of their handbook of diseases.
Following their study in rats, scientists have broken new ground in memory research. The finding concerns how the brain retrieves long-term memory and should open new avenues for investigating and treating Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia.
There have been many famous duos throughout history: Sonny and Cher. Batman and Robin. Penn and Teller.
Imagine that you are a coach. You notice that your team tends to take their strength and conditioning workouts less seriously, when compared to their other training. You want to motivate your athletes to work hard and stay engaged during this training. Would it be better to discuss the negative consequences of not getting stronger? Or focus on the potential benefits of increasing their strength?
According to one study, published in the journal Sex Roles, it was found that those who retained their own surnames after getting hitched are perceived as being more powerful, more ambitious and enjoying more autonomy within a marriage, while their husbands are seen to be ‘submissive’, ‘timid’ and ‘understanding’.
For some folks, March Madness has already tipped-off, with the two play in games. However, the Round of 64 begins on Thursday, locking in picks for everyone who made a bracket.
Aside from a couple play-in wild card games happening tomorrow and Wednesday, the team's are set for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. And with 64 teams in the big dance, only one will win, meaning a whopping 63 hopefuls will head home on a loss. So how can players, teams and fans cope with loss when it comes to sports?
Researchers out of the U.K. indicate that teachers and parents are among the many factors behind “math anxiety” in students.