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ISU psychologists produce first study on violence desensitization from video games
Research led by a pair of Iowa State University psychologists has proven for the first time that exposure to violent video games can desensitize individuals to real-life violence. View News Article (2006-07-31)

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?
Psychology can’t provide you with ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes, but it can tell you the reasons behind peoples’ economic behaviour. The two main elements of economic behaviour, working and buying, take up half the waking hours of half the population, and psychology is ideally placed to offer impartial advice about it. These are the suggestions made by Professor Stephen Lea of... View News Article (2000-07-21)

Classroom misbehaviour - who's to blame?
Theses were the findings of a study published today, Monday 13 March, in the British Journal of Educational Psychology, by Dr Andy Miller and Dr Eamonn Ferguson of Nottingham University, and Irene Byrne, formerly of the Lancashire Educational Psychology Service. View News Article (2000-03-06)

Recognizing someone's name but forgetting how you met them is all in your head
New research from The University of Western Ontario suggests the sometimes eerie feeling experience when recognizing someone, yet failing to remember how or why, reveals important insight into how memory is wired in the human brain. View News Article (2007-10-26)

To strengthen an opinion, simply say it is based on morality
Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests. View News Article (2016-06-01)

Ambulance workers at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder
These were the findings of a study published today, Friday 10 September, in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, by clinical psychologists Sue Clohessy and Professor Anke Ehlers of Oxford University. View News Article (1999-09-03)

The rise and rise of psychology
Psychology is poised to play a much more central role in society than ever before. But it is up to the psychologists to seize their future and place psychology at the heart and not at the margins of human affairs. This is the assertion made today, Wednesday 28 March, by Tommy MacKay in his presidential address to the largest ever gathering of members of the British Psychological Society at their... View News Article (2001-03-26)

Psychology has a key role to play in world peace
Psychology has an increasingly important role to play in preventing war and conflict and ending cycles of revenge. This is Professor Ed Cairns' key message in his speech Diversity and Division: Psychology and Society, given on Thursday 8 April, to The British Psychological Society's Annual Conference, held in Belfast. View News Article (1999-03-26)

Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disorders
Women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse have long been assumed to be at a higher risk for eating disorders. The results of research, however, have been mixed, with some studies showing a link and others none. View News Article (2005-12-20)

Differences in sexual desire can be attributed to genetic variances
New evidence that individual differences in human sexual desire can be attributed to genetic variations has been revealed by a research group headed by a professor of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. View News Article (2006-05-31)

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