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Learning Matters launching new six-title series Test Yourself ... Psychology
A new series for Psychology students will publish this week in time for the back to university season. (2011-09-22)
SAGE partners with APA's Division 2 to publish Teaching of Psychology
SAGE has partnered with the Society for the Teaching of Psychology to begin publishing its official journal, Teaching of Psychology (TOP), starting with the January 2011 issue. (2010-11-23)
NSF grant for study of student underperformance
Steven Fein, professor of psychology at Williams College, along with Talia Ben-Zeev, former Williams College department colleague and current assistant professor at San Francisco State University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $240,455 to support their research concerning the underperformance of various groups of students on important, challenging academic tests such as the SAT. (2002-10-21)
Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, to receive inaugural Tang Prize
Martin Seligman will visit the University of Toronto to receive the inaugural Tang Prize for Achievements in Psychology and deliver an address entitled 'Positive Psychology: The Cutting Edge' on Wednesday, Nov. (2014-10-20)
New publication studies urban environments of Manchester from a qualitative perspective
Dr. Alexander Bridger, senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Huddersfield, has published a new paper that explores ways to qualitatively study the urban environments of Manchester. (2013-11-21)
University of Illinois psychology professor receives APA Distinguished Scientist Award
Ed Diener, the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, is a 2012 recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. (2012-04-01)
Dr. Helen Gavin publishes new book on Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Dr. Helen Gavin is a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Psychological Research at the University of Huddersfield. (2013-11-28)
China's first international psychology journal launched with Wiley
John Wiley & Sons Inc. today announced the launch of PsyCh Journal, China's first international psychology journal. (2012-06-28)
Racial identity tied to happiness, study finds
Black people who identify more strongly with their racial identity are generally happier, according to a study led by psychology researchers at Michigan State University. (2011-03-04)
Opposition to a politician creates stronger opinions
Opinions framed negatively are tougher to change, according to a study published in the August issue of Political Psychology. (2005-07-14)
Psychology paper authors range from Dr. Phil to the Dalai Lama
Steven Jay Lynn, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University, and Scott O. (2016-10-17)
Will psych majors make the big bucks?
A new crop of college graduates have just landed on the job market. (2011-06-08)
Psychology for medicine -- a brand new outlook
Psychology for medicine, published today by SAGE, is the first comprehensive textbook on psychology for medical students that is relevant to all of their undergraduate studies. (2010-12-17)
Men infer sexual interest before women do
Study confirms that men oversexualize women following brief interactions. (2006-06-08)
U of G professor helps launch first Canadian Positive Psychology Association
Helping improve workplace well-being is one purpose of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA), a new organization co-founded by Gruman to share knowledge and foster collaboration in positive psychology. (2012-04-17)
Mothers should be cautious when discussing weight with daughters
How should a concerned mother discuss issues of diet and weight with her daughter? (2015-12-22)
NAS requests nominations for outstanding scientists
The National Academy of Sciences presents several awards to recognize outstanding achievements in science. (2004-06-15)
Acclaimed Carnegie Mellon psychologist honored for groundbreaking research
Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the American Psychological Association's prestigious Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for 2004. (2003-12-10)
College psychology classes lack curriculum about disabilities
Psychology classes are among the most popular courses on college campuses today, but new research shows that many of them lack important information about the largest single minority group in the US -- people with disabilities. (2016-02-23)
A new discipline emerges: The psychology of science
You've heard of the history of science, the philosophy of science, maybe even the sociology of science. (2011-10-19)
U of T study finds that fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships
Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. (2013-12-03)
Personality traits 'contagious' among children
When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. (2017-02-03)
Do women really talk more than men?
Refuting the popular stereotype that females talk more than men, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found women and men both use an average of 16,000 words each day. (2007-07-05)
Emotional children's testimonies are judged as more credible
A new study from the University of Gothenburg shows that aspiring lawyers assess child complainants as more credible and truthful if they communicate their statement in an emotional manner. (2014-03-31)
Transferring traits can lead to comic result: Psychologist
Transferring personality traits from one individual to another or from an individual to an inanimate object is an automatic brain function that can lead to absurd and often amusing associations, says a University of Toronto study. (2002-01-22)
New online resource launched: Oxford Clinical Psychology
Today marks the launch of Oxford Clinical Psychology, a new online resource that brings together both classic and new content from Oxford's global clinical psychology publishing program in an integrated online service. (2015-01-15)
The story of what makes us all unique
Each human being is unique with distinct ways of thinking, acting, speaking and moving, all of which change across the life time. (2013-12-10)
New research shows children take a toll on marital bliss
New research shows most couples experience a decrease in marital satisfaction once they had their first child. (2009-04-08)
SMU psychology department awarded more than $1 million in grants
Southern Methodist University's Department of Psychology has received a grant funded by the U.S. (2013-03-04)
Passion for your job? If not, it's attainable
People who have not found their perfect fit in a career can take heart: There is more than one way to attain passion for work. (2015-08-21)
Guidelines for preparing high school psychology teachers approved
The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives has approved a new set of national guidelines that outline models for preparing high school teachers to teach psychology effectively. (2012-04-05)
Global crime experts to meet in Liverpool
The world's leading criminal profilers will meet at the University of Liverpool next week to discuss new ideas on the handling of dangerous lawbreakers. (2006-06-23)
Life lessons: Where psychology stands on living well
Unfortunately for us, there is no formula for fulfillment or guide to life satisfaction; however, humans have turned to philosophy, religion and science time and again for answers to our existential questions. (2009-07-22)
Other people influence us and we don't even know it
Behavior is often triggered by cues in one's environment, according to an article published in the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. (2006-04-14)
Research explores link between asthma and smoking
A new study highlights the association between asthma, smoking and nicotine dependence. (2011-03-30)
Overcoming the debilitating loss of a loved one
Paper elaborates on a new syndrome attached to those who are unable to process the loss of a significant person. (2006-06-13)
MCG/VA psychology training program gets federal funding for fifth consecutive time
A psychology residency training program that's a joint effort of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has received federal funding for the fifth consecutive grant cycle. (2014-07-18)
How to keep our children safe from online predators
Cyberbullying is one of the darker and most troubling aspects of the growing use of new media technologies. (2013-12-13)
Buying experiences, not possessions, leads to greater happiness
Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases? (2009-02-07)
APA gives media recognition award to CBS News' The Early Show
CBS News' popular morning news program, The Early Show, will receive the 2005 News Media Recognition Award for excellence in reporting of psychological research and information. (2005-08-18)
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