• The Risks of Protecting Children from Risk

    Caring parents understandably want to protect their children from physical harm and emotional hurt. We do this, we presume, for their sakes. And, if the truth be told, we do it for our own as well. Many of us knowingl...
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  • Note-Taking Strategies Review!

    Excellent (and timely!) review of note-taking strategies at the start of a new semester: Note Taking: A Research Roundup https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/note-taking/  psychstudentrss
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  • The Placebo Effect

    Some people are more susceptible to the placebo effect than others; it turns out your DNA might be responsible! Your DNA Could Determine How Easily You're Fooled by Placebos http://ow.ly/TNoe30q9Ibn psychstudentrss
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  • Nurses, doctors, and their superordinate goal

    Probably like you, a lot of my Intro Psych students are interested in medicine. Most are interested in nursing, but a smattering are interested in becoming physicians or another type of medical professional, such as r...
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  • Cognitive Dissonance Rides Again: How We Justify Our Own—and Our Nation’s—Acts

    Cognitive dissonance theory—one of social psychology’s gifts to human self-understanding—offers several intriguing predictions, including this: When we act in ways inconsistent with our attitudes or ...
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  • How can we use operant conditioning to encourage more public transit use?

    After covering operant conditioning, ask your students to consider how government agencies could encourage more public transit use by using reinforcement. Give students a couple minutes to think about this on their ow...
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  • Fake News!

    Fake news is everywhere - are you good at telling what's real and what's not? Research shows you're probably not as good at it as you think you are. Students Are Really, Really Bad at Spotting Fake News, Misleading We...
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  • How and Why To Forgive

    Forgiveness is GOOD for you, so why not try to be more forgiving in the new year? How To Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You - and Why You Should https://www.popsci.com/story/health/forgive-psychology-trauma/?u...
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  • Personality Is About Who and Where You Are

    Getting away from research done on "traditional" populations can show us a lot about what influences us. Personality is not only about who but also where you are | Aeon Ideas http://ow.ly/iCJb30q5Zca psychstudentrss
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  • Genetic Testing Newborns?

    How much genetic testing should be required for newborns? What kinds of genetic tests would you want your baby to have? 23 and Baby: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/23-and-baby/ psychstudentrss
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  • Making New Year’s Resolutions That Last

    It’s the new year transition, the line between our last year’s self and our hoped-for healthier, happier, and more productive 2020 self. To become that new self, we know what to do. We know that a full nig...
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  • Making New Year’s Resolutions That Last

    It’s the new year transition, the line between our last year’s self and our hoped-for healthier, happier, and more productive self. To become that new self, we know what to do. We know that a full night...
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  • Genetic Testing Newborns?

    How much genetic testing should be required for newborns? What kinds of genetic tests would you want your baby to have? 23 and Baby: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/23-and-baby/ psychstudentrss
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  • Are Men and Women Fundamentally Different?

    Do these new findings challenge the view that men and women are more similar than different? Taking Sex Differences in Personality Seriously https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/taking-sex-differences-...
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  • Correlation and Causation?

    The title of this article implies a causal link. Is this accurate? Eating A Low Carb Breakfast May Make You A More Tolerant Personpsychstudentrss
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  • Disabilities We Seldom Notice

    If you have watched a 2019 Democratic Party debate, you perhaps have taken note: While Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker glide smoothly through their spoken words, Joe Biden sometimes hesitates, stamme...
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  • Some Amazing Data/Teaching Resources

    Bill Gates wants people he hires to read two of his favorite books: The Better Angels of Our Nature, by psychologist Steven Pinker, and Factfulness by the late Hans Rosling.   I, too, have loved these books, wh...
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  • Cardiac Arrest and the Conscious Experience of Death

      “Death is reversible.” So began NYU medical center’s director of Critical Care and Resuscitation Research Science, Sam Parnia, at a recent research consultation on people’s death experi...
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  • Trends in Youth and Young Adult Well-Being

    A tweet from my colleague Jean Twenge—a world-class expert at tracking youth well-being in massive data sets—alerted me to the recently released 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Among its dozen...
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  • Psychological Science: Full of Surprises?

    Photo courtesy Virginia Welle   At a recent Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools workshop hosted by Oregon State University, I celebrated and illustrated three sets of big ideas from psychological science...
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