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Watch prime time hours of major news channels — they’re evolving back to their roots as hybrid of news, entertainment. The writer is editor of business and economic policy for Express News and 24/7 firstname.lastname@example.org It starts off as a pretty straightforward love story.
By Kay Hymowitz Everett Collection Over the weekend, Review published Ms. Hymowitz’s essay, “ Where Have the Good Men Gone? ”
Eight activist academics have just published an article in Science arguing that it should be banned. Claiming that there is "no well-designed research" proving that single-sex schools improve academic performance, they have urged the Department of Education to "heed the evidence" and prohibit "sex-segregated classrooms" in public schools. Single-sex education , they say, "increases gender stereotyping and legitimizes institutional sexism." Let's hope the Department of Education seeks a second opinion.
Relaxing on a couch left thoughtfully for tired travelers. Photo: Julia Galef I just finished shaking the last of the desert dust out of the bags I brought to this year’s Burning Man, an annual week-long event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert that takes its name from the burning of a giant effigy at the end of the week. According to popular perception, Burning Man is a non-stop rave thrown by a bunch of drugged-out naked hippies. That’s not false, admittedly, but it’s only a small piece of the picture.
For years, researchers have been trying to tease out the relationship between video game violence and aggressive behavior. A study published Aug. 17 in the American Psychological Association journal Psychology of Violence indicates it might not be the games’ violent content that sparks aggression but instead their level of competitiveness. In a series of small experiments involving college undergraduates, researchers had participants play one of two games that were equally matched for competitiveness, difficulty and pace, but one of the games was substantially more violent than the other. The students were told the experiment was about eye movement, not aggression. Afterward, the students were asked to prepare a hot-sauce mixture for someone who they knew disliked hot and spicy food.
(Medical Xpress) -- A study into depression is shedding new light on a fascinating facet of human psychology - that we can readily delude ourselves into thinking we control events, even when we know we do not. This so-called " illusion of control" can be both a positive and a negative in our lives, notes Shruti Venkatesh, a UNSW postgraduate research student. "It can help motivate people and make them feel optimistic in certain situations, but it can also lead people into having unrealistic expectations ," says Ms Venkatesh, who is working with Associate Professor Michelle Moulds, of the UNSW School of Psychology, and Associate Professor Chris Mitchell, of the University of Plymouth. "An example is when someone wears their favourite sports team jersey and their team wins, that person may come to believe that wearing the jersey caused their team to win - even though there was no correlation between the two.
Depression among women is a growing problem, the new European research identified. The problem has doubled since the 1970s. Photograph: Getty Images
SALT LAKE CITY — Giggles fill the room as a group of teenage girls rip pictures of prom dresses, celebrity hair styles and designer purses out of fashion magazines. This isn’t a junior high lunchroom, it’s locked detention, jail for juveniles. Locked detention is where young people are temporarily held after arrest while their next step is determined.
The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits
Catherine Hakim, a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, has shattered the last great taboo of the workplace: professional women should use their "erotic capital" — beauty, sex appeal, charm, dress sense, liveliness, and fitness — to get ahead at work. And rather than believing old notions that beauty has only a trivial, superficial value, women should change the way they use the "beauty premium" and not be ashamed of using it to get ahead. Professor Hakim, an expert on women's employment and theories of female position in society, isn't the only one talking about this. In the upcoming issue of HBR, our Synthesis column dives into Hakim's new book , and two others on the topic, to understand what this concept means for managers.
More Science :: News :: September 2, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print A preliminary study hints that people who hit the hay later are more prone to bad dreams, but the reason remains unclear By Roxanne Khamsi Image: © iStockphoto/PinkBadger
Michael Brein says he created the notion of a "travel psychologist" while earning his psychology doctorate at the University of Hawaii, and it's not hard to believe. I haven't heard of another one. Though Brein acknowledges that his take on the discipline is rooted in a "pop psychological point of view," it does get at an interesting notion: Conflict is often inherent in travel, from getting to the airport with your bags to reading a foreign menu. When those issues are addressed, understood or accepted, travel becomes far easier and more enjoyable.
H ave you ever walked into the supermarket with the intention of buying two items and instead walked out with more than a dozen? Coincidence? Probably not.
Purification of thought Khwaja Mohammad Zubair / 28 August 2011 Our actions are the sequence of our thought. Modern psychology goes a long way to affirm the veracity and universal truth of the proverbial dictum that our action is always in conformity with our thought or intention.