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10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong

10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong | Psychology | Scoop.it
Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science,...
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Valuable lessons for those of us who conduct research studies.

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Dichotomies; or Psychology in a nutshell

Dichotomies; or Psychology in a nutshell | Psychology | Scoop.it
The field of psychology abounds with dichotomies- some of which are patently false/outdated, as per the grapevine.
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The Power of Names - The New Yorker

The Power of Names - The New Yorker | Psychology | Scoop.it
Studies suggest the existence of a sort of linguistic Heisenberg principle: as soon as you label something, you change how it’s perceived.
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the kiki-bouba effect!
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You Can Write Your Way Out of An Emotional Funk. Here’s How.

You Can Write Your Way Out of An Emotional Funk. Here’s How. | Psychology | Scoop.it
It takes 20 minutes.
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Didn't knew that Pennebaker himself had used the writing techniques to come out of his own depression.....
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Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans

Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans | Psychology | Scoop.it
Because thinking is hard.
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Interesting grouping of cognitive biases.
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The Psychological Reason You Care More About This Kid Than Millions of Refugees

The Psychological Reason You Care More About This Kid Than Millions of Refugees | Psychology | Scoop.it
The bias against collective suffering.
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The plight of one is mighty than the suffering of millions!!
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Are You in Despair? That’s Good

Are You in Despair? That’s Good | Psychology | Scoop.it
People who have more nuanced views of their emotions — indignation versus general misery, say — are healthier, studies find.
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Do you have a good enough emotional vocabulary?
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To Have or to Do? To Be or to Become?

To Have or to Do? To Be or to Become? | Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study has recently caught the fancy of psychology journalists and is being touted as a support for renewed materialistic attitudes. Jeff Woloson in
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Differentiating between materialistic self, experienced self, remembered self and prospective self and how that impacts well-being.
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The Psychology of How Well You Know Yourself | Social Psych Online

The Psychology of How Well You Know Yourself | Social Psych Online | Psychology | Scoop.it
How well do you know yourself? Psychologists have studied people with especially clear sense of self. These are people with many positive life outcomes.
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Do you have a clear self concept?
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Zzzzzzzzz … 12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep

Zzzzzzzzz … 12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep | Psychology | Scoop.it
Insomnia affects up to one in three of us. So what can you do about it? From the ‘magic yawn’ to the 90-minute rule, psychologist Richard Wiseman offers 12 rules for the perfect rest
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tips for having a good night's sleep!
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Chickens prefer beautiful humans. - Seriously, Science?

Chickens prefer beautiful humans. - Seriously, Science? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Many people believe that our perceptions of human beauty are primarily determined by societal norms. But could there be something innate in our brains that influence whether we think a face is beautiful?
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Beauty lies in the eyes of chicken!
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Unemployment hurts...literally. - Seriously, Science?

Unemployment hurts...literally. - Seriously, Science? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Both economic insecurity and the use of painkillers are on the rise, and, according to these scientists, it’s more than a mere correlation.
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Unemployment hurts.....more than just your wallet!!
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Unemployment hurts.....more than just your wallet!!
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Why boredom is anything but boring

Why boredom is anything but boring | Psychology | Scoop.it
Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists.
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"boredom was about restlessness as much as apathy, the search for meaning as much as ennui"

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What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep | Psychology | Scoop.it
We shouldn't wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.
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on the importance of sleep!

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Humans use similar sounds for common words in more than 6,000 languages

Humans use similar sounds for common words in more than 6,000 languages | Psychology | Scoop.it
It's like a universal, hidden language we never knew about.
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might be again related to kiki-bouba effect ...some sounds go along well with some shapes/ concepts in the real world?
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There Is One Color You Need To Wear on Your Dating Profile

There Is One Color You Need To Wear on Your Dating Profile | Psychology | Scoop.it
Let’s imagine for a minute that six identical 23-year-old female sextuplets were born and raised in a secluded U.S. town. The town is too small to pro
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Color psychology
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A Worrying Trend for Psychology’s “Simple Little Tricks"

A Worrying Trend for Psychology’s “Simple Little Tricks" | Psychology | Scoop.it
In yet another setback for the field, researchers have failed to replicate two studies showing that basic techniques can reduce racial achievement gaps and improve voter turnout.
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the replication crisis of psychological interventions and nudges
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Can loneliness kill you?

Can loneliness kill you? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Science seems to confirm what many of us perhaps feel instinctively - loneliness can kill us. A number of studies have been done over the years proving its
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the detrimental effects of feeling and being lonely!
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How fiction might improve empathy

How fiction might improve empathy | Psychology | Scoop.it
In a new review, a psychologist discusses how engaging in fiction - whether through reading a book or watching a TV drama - may improve real-world empathy.
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Consuming all sorts of fictional media increases empathy!
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Longtime Couples Get In Sync, In Sickness And In Health

Longtime Couples Get In Sync, In Sickness And In Health | Psychology | Scoop.it
You like the same movies, drink the same beer — and over time your health becomes more like that of your mate, researchers say. Doctors might want to consider the couple when treating illness.
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Interesting. Physical health (like kidney function), mental health (like depression) and psychological traits (like optimism) found to be correlated in long-time couples. 
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How Bad Biology is Killing the Economy - Evonomics

How Bad Biology is Killing the Economy - Evonomics | Psychology | Scoop.it
The flaws in the competition-is-good-for-you logic
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Why 'Selfish Gene' metaphor is bad and also wrong!
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You Could Probably Lift a Car, If You Really Needed To

You Could Probably Lift a Car, If You Really Needed To | Psychology | Scoop.it
The science of superhuman strength says your body is stronger than it lets on.
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Interesting fact about strength under fire:-)
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Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

http://www.ted.com With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing -- solo
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Lets learn play from bonobos, than aggression from chimpanzees!
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People are four times as likely to order dessert when their waiter is overweight. - Seriously, Science?

People are four times as likely to order dessert when their waiter is overweight. - Seriously, Science? | Psychology | Scoop.it
It’s New Years again, which means many people are trying to lose weight. Previous studies have shown that you are likely to eat more if you are dining with an overweight companion.
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related to the contagion effect of obesity....
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Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average' | Psychology | Scoop.it
A Harvard faculty member argues in his new book that averages tell us nothing useful about individuals. That has big implications for schools.
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focus on the uniqueness of each child!
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11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms

11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms | Psychology | Scoop.it
Psilocybin, or "magic," mushrooms are a controlled substance with hallucinogenic effects. Recently, however, researchers have been studying this fungus as a potential mental health treatment. Here are 11 strange facts about "'shrooms."
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The theraputic uses are promising.

 

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DailyGood: The Noble Art of the Manly Cry

DailyGood: The Noble Art of the Manly Cry | Psychology | Scoop.it
One of our most firmly entrenched ideas of masculinity is that men don't cry. But historical and literary evidence suggests that, in the past, male weeping was regarded as normal in almost every part of the world for most of recorded history. Consider Homer's Iliad, in which the entire Greek army bursts into unanimous tears no less than three times...
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On crying....anyone for Emotional Mondays? !?

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