In The News: Department of Psychology
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.
"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.
The benefits of appreciation are grounded in science, and important.
Ted Bundy’s heinous crimes are back in the headlines with a documentary and a movie.