In The News: Department of Psychology

Psychology Today
April 23, 2019

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?

April 10, 2019

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’.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 21, 2019

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.

March 18, 2019

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?


CTV News
March 14, 2019

Researchers out of the U.K. indicate that teachers and parents are among the many factors behind “math anxiety” in students.

Health News Digest
March 13, 2019

"Losers," a new eight-part Netflix original docuseries, gives viewers access to athletes behind some of the world's most well-publicized sports defeats and the surprisingly sweet life lessons they found in failure.

Psychology Today
February 23, 2019

The benefits of appreciation are grounded in science, and important.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 5, 2019

Ted Bundy’s heinous crimes are back in the headlines with a documentary and a movie.

89.3 KPCC
January 28, 2019

Orbiting, zombieing, breadcrumbing… these are only a few trends that have emerged in today’s digital age of social media and online dating.

ABA Inside Track
January 24, 2019

Treating chronic absenteeism and school-refusal behavior is a growing need in many parts of the world. Heck, we even did a whole episode on it! Luckily, we have dedicated psychologists like Dr. Christopher Kearney working to meet these challenges through research and writings for professionals and for parents. Dr. Kearney joins Rob on the show this week to talk about his original research in developing the School-Refusal Assessment Scale and to troubleshoot some tough school-refusal scenarios.

Psychology Today
January 22, 2019

In this blog series we will review methods that have been shown to collectively improve mental wellness and other contributing factors to sport performance in studies involving intramural, club and NCAA athletes.

LA School Report
January 11, 2019

A series of massive teacher walkouts rocked six states in 2018, drawing national attention to teacher pay and working conditions. While not all of the teachers had the same concerns — West Virginia teachers mostly wanted a pay raise, while those in Kentucky wanted to reverse a change to their pensions — the Red for Ed movement captured the public imagination and created a sense of solidarity among public school teachers.