Aktuelle Psychologie

  • Medical Professionals Benefit from Self-Directed ‘Job Crafting’
    One of the first field tests of a technique known as job crafting, in which employees  proactively optimize their work environment, has linked the approach with improvements in employee well-being and performance. A team of researchers from The Netherlands, China, and Germany studied the effects of a single job-crafting training ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 15-02-2018
  • Medical Professionals Benefit from Self-Directed ‘Job Crafting’
    One of the first field tests of a technique known as job crafting, in which employees  proactively optimize their work environment, has linked the approach with improvements in employee well-being and performance. A team of researchers from The Netherlands, China, and Germany studied the effects of a single job-crafting training ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 15-02-2018
  • We took the world’s most scientific personality test—and discovered unexpectedly sexist results
    Personality tests are both incredibly popular and largely bogus. BuzzFeed made its name in part by publishing quizzes telling readers which ‘90s kid they are, which Friends character they are, which Disney princess they are, and…well…which Disney princess they are, really. None of these have any scientific basis. Then there’s ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 12-02-2018
  • We took the world’s most scientific personality test—and discovered unexpectedly sexist results
    Personality tests are both incredibly popular and largely bogus. BuzzFeed made its name in part by publishing quizzes telling readers which ‘90s kid they are, which Friends character they are, which Disney princess they are, and…well…which Disney princess they are, really. None of these have any scientific basis. Then there’s ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 12-02-2018
  • Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News
    “Fake news” is Donald Trump’s favorite catchphrase. Since the election, it has appeared in some 180 tweets by the President, decrying everything from accusations of sexual assault against him to the Russian collusion investigation to reports that he watches up to eight hours of television a day. Trump may just ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 12-02-2018
  • Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News
    “Fake news” is Donald Trump’s favorite catchphrase. Since the election, it has appeared in some 180 tweets by the President, decrying everything from accusations of sexual assault against him to the Russian collusion investigation to reports that he watches up to eight hours of television a day. Trump may just ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 12-02-2018
  • Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
    Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Current ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2018
  • Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
    Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Current ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2018
  • How Scientists Are Blocking Bias in the World at Large
    Implicit bias, and the subtle systemic and interpersonal discrimination it feeds, is meeting its match: Psychological scientists working with diverse populations, including police departments, patients, and policymakers, are identifying and fostering new ways to combat latent forms of prejudice. Three researchers shared their own work in this area during ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2018
  • How Scientists Are Blocking Bias in the World at Large
    Implicit bias, and the subtle systemic and interpersonal discrimination it feeds, is meeting its match: Psychological scientists working with diverse populations, including police departments, patients, and policymakers, are identifying and fostering new ways to combat latent forms of prejudice. Three researchers shared their own work in this area during ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2018
  • The Memories of Memory Researchers
    In this Presidential Column, it is my pleasure to bring to you my Q&A with four internationally renowned psychological scientists who will speak at the Presidential Symposium I will host during the 30th APS Annual Convention on May 25, 2018, in San Francisco. These eminent scientists — APS Past President ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2018
  • The Memories of Memory Researchers
    In this Presidential Column, it is my pleasure to bring to you my Q&A with four internationally renowned psychological scientists who will speak at the Presidential Symposium I will host during the 30th APS Annual Convention on May 25, 2018, in San Francisco. These eminent scientists — APS Past President ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2018
  • US Government Seeks Feedback on Techniques and Methodologies Involving Federal Statistics
    The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a Request for Information (RFI) asking for feedback on improving statistical research and methodologies, particularly relating to combining multiple data sources, across the network of federal agencies producing statistical data. According to the RFI, “information is requested on: (1) Current ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-01-2018
  • US Government Seeks Feedback on Techniques and Methodologies Involving Federal Statistics
    The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a Request for Information (RFI) asking for feedback on improving statistical research and methodologies, particularly relating to combining multiple data sources, across the network of federal agencies producing statistical data. According to the RFI, “information is requested on: (1) Current ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-01-2018
  • Taming Traffic Tension with Behavioral Science
    On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis gave a homily at Vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica, expressing his gratitude to those who, though small and concrete actions, “cooperate silently for the common good.” He briefly pointed to driving as an example of how ordinary people can change Rome for the better, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 23-01-2018
  • Taming Traffic Tension with Behavioral Science
    On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis gave a homily at Vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica, expressing his gratitude to those who, though small and concrete actions, “cooperate silently for the common good.” He briefly pointed to driving as an example of how ordinary people can change Rome for the better, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 23-01-2018
  • The Community Lab
    The Community Lab – a day of interactive psychology exhibits at Skegness Aquarium Members of staff from the School of psychology showed off their research in a collection of fun, interactive exhibits at Skegness Aquarium in November 2017. Members of the public from children to over 60’s enjoyed learning about ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 10-01-2018
  • Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.
    If I were a witch, my Hogwarts House would be Ravenclaw. Or possibly Slytherin. It depends on what publication is directing the Harry Potter Sorting Hat’s work. I am also a mild extrovert, my moral alignment is neutral, and the Star Wars character I’m most like is the Tauntaun Luke ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 05-01-2018
  • Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.
    If I were a witch, my Hogwarts House would be Ravenclaw. Or possibly Slytherin. It depends on what publication is directing the Harry Potter Sorting Hat’s work. I am also a mild extrovert, my moral alignment is neutral, and the Star Wars character I’m most like is the Tauntaun Luke ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 05-01-2018
  • Pursuing Questions at the Heart of Identity
    Suparna Rajaram I was thrilled that APS Past Board Member Jennifer Richeson agreed to deliver the Bring the Family Address at the 30th APS Annual Convention in San Francisco. Jennifer, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University, is one of the foremost researchers on the many psychological ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 29-12-2017
  • Pursuing Questions at the Heart of Identity
    Suparna Rajaram I was thrilled that APS Past Board Member Jennifer Richeson agreed to deliver the Bring the Family Address at the 30th APS Annual Convention in San Francisco. Jennifer, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University, is one of the foremost researchers on the many psychological ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 29-12-2017
  • Firm Foundations
    What are the most replicated studies in psychological science? Amid ongoing efforts to improve the reproducibility of psychological science, it’s easy to lose sight of the findings that remain sturdy decades after they were first reported. The Observer asked a random sample of APS leaders, of various career levels and ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 29-12-2017
  • Our Researchers in Brussels
    In September Dr. Laëtitia Maréchal and Dr. Kevin Butler attended the ‘Science is Wonderful’ event in Brussels, funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and the European Commission. The event was designed to engage members of the public, particularly children, in science. Over the course of the two day event, Laëtitia ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 04-12-2017
  • The IQ of Smart Fools
    One day long ago in Baghdad, a merchant’s servant came back from the market shaking with fright. There, he’d bumped into a woman he recognized instantly as death herself. Terrified by her threatening gestures, he borrowed his employer’s horse and rode to the city of Samarra, where he believed ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2017
  • From Aging to Aging Well
    That our bodies and minds change as we age past midlife is a developmental fact — but what it means to age successfully remains an open scientific question. What differentiates those adults who seem to have vibrant and full lives through their 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s from those who ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2017
  • The Benefits of Engaging in Collaborative Research Relationships
    Collaborative working relationships have many benefits to offer, regardless of whether your career focuses on research, teaching, clinical practice, consultation, or any of the myriad other opportunities available to psychological scientists. In 1969, Donald T. Campbell proposed a model of science that highlights the benefits of collaboration. This model argued ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2017
  • Tools to Drive Eco-Friendly Behaviors
    As the specter of climate change looms larger than ever, psychological scientists are trying to find ways to motivate people to adopt eco-friendly behavior. For example, research has shown that encouraging people to reflect on the state of the world they will leave to their children increases their motivation to ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 16-11-2017
  • Kirsty is a finalist for the Writing with Integrity Award
    Dr. Kirsty Miller has been named as a finalist for the Writing with Integrity Award. This is part of the Turnitin Global Innovation Awards 2017. The Awards recognise excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin by individual members of staff. The Writing with Integrity ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 06-11-2017
  • Our Researchers at the Natural History Museum
    On 27th October, Dr. Laetitia Marechal and Dr. Kay Ritchie showed off their research and collected some data at the Natural History Museum in London. The NHM is open late once a month, and attracts researchers from around the country who go there to engage the public with their research. ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 01-11-2017
  • Variations of Loneliness
    When picturing someone “lonely,” you might imagine a solitary figure walking down a dark street at night or someone sitting at home with nowhere to go and no one to see. We often equate loneliness with being alone, but it’s just as much an emotion as a physical state. Four ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-10-2017
  • How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
    Hours after the Las Vegas massacre, Travis McKinney’s Facebook feed was hit with a scattershot of conspiracy theories. The police were lying. There were multiple shooters in the hotel, not just one. The sheriff was covering for casino owners to preserve their business. The political rumors sprouted soon after, like ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 24-10-2017
  • Can you teach an old ear new tricks?
    Audition plays a crucial role in native or second language acquisition. Unlike English, Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. One of the main challenges of learning a second language is hearing and reproducing unfamiliar speech sounds. Despite several studies indicating that musical training and auditory acuity influence second language learning, ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 05-10-2017
  • Psychology sweeps the board!
    Congratulations to Psychology Students and Staff! At the Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme exhibition on 20/9/2017 psychology posters swept the board winning first (Abbie Marono), and both runner-up prizes (Maddi Pownall, Tiffany McNally, and Olivia Smith). Psychology as a school had the greatest number of ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 25-09-2017
  • Autonomous Vehicles Need to Make Psychological Inroads Before Widespread Adoption
    The technology to put autonomous vehicles on the road in large numbers is available, today. Manufacturers are pushing the accelerator—General Motors announced its readiness to mass-produce autonomous cars in mid-June. The US government is trying to keep pace, with the House Energy and Commerce Committee approving the SELF DRIVE Act ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 21-09-2017
  • Psychology Activities at Public Event
    Members of the School of Psychology are looking forward to presenting activities at a free public event. Lincoln Get Hold of Technology and Science (LiGHTS) takes place on Friday, 29th September. There will be lots of talks and interactive activities throughout the day across the University. These include several contributions from staff ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 21-09-2017
  • “A Genius in the Art of Living,” Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Industrial Psychology Pioneer
    Despite her best efforts, Lillian Moller Gilbreth is probably best remembered for being a mother. She earned a great number of ‘firsts’–She became the first female full professor in engineering school at Purdue University in 1935, was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and the first ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 19-09-2017
  • New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
    Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science: Affective Flexibility: Relations to Expressive Flexibility, Feedback, and Depression Zhuoying Zhu and George A. Bonanno Research has increasingly shown the importance of flexibility in the use of emotion-regulation strategies. With this in mind, the expressive flexibility task was developed to measure ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 15-09-2017
  • Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
    Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Current ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-08-2017
  • Injecting Science Into Police Lineups
    Telling participants the research hypothesis halfway through an experiment is such an obvious error that scientists often go to considerable lengths to keep participants from even guessing it. The understanding that experimental standardization and control are essential for interpreting data is foundational to scientific inquiry — and yet, this ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-08-2017
  • “Form-a-Palooza” Applies Behavioral Science to Improve Washington, DC Government Forms
    It’s not every day that city residents get excited to complete paperwork. But that’s exactly what happened when a group of behavioral scientists, design experts, government agency representatives, and DC citizens gathered for Washington, DC’s inaugural “Form-a-Palooza.” This event, hosted by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the new evidence-based policy ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 07-08-2017
  • We fear death, but what if dying isn’t as bad as we think?
    The Guardian: “The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else,” wrote Earnest Becker in his book, The Denial of Death. It’s a fear strong enough to compel us to force kale down our throats, run sweatily on a treadmill at 7am on a Monday ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 26-07-2017
  • How Our Bodies Do – and Don’t – Shape Our Minds
    René Descartes famously declared, “I think, therefore I am,” but some modern theories about the mind would belie that proposition. More appropriate, perhaps, is writer Haruki Murakami’s version: “I move, therefore I am.”  Susan Goldin-Meadow Indeed, emerging evidence suggests that how our bodies engage with the environment around them has ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 14-07-2017
  • Meaningless Accelerating Scores Yield Better Performance
    Seemingly any behavior can be “gamified” and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you’ve walked to the online purchases you’ve made and even the chores you’ve completed. Tracking behavior in this way helps to spur further action and new research shows that even meaningless scores can serve ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 05-07-2017
  • A top psychologist changed how I approach my to-do list
    Business Insider: The to-do list and the calendar are like square pegs and round holes. With the rare (or deadline-driven) exception, the time spent completing a task doesn’t fit into polite half-hour chunks. My expectation used to be that I could just drop tasks into my calendar, with the guarantee ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 26-06-2017
  • How Our Bodies Do – and Don’t – Shape Our Minds
    Individuals’ bodies and their abilities to act within their environments shape their perceptions of their surroundings, says psychological scientist Jessica Witt, Colorado State University. For example, hills appear steeper and distances appear farther to people who are overweight or tired. Witt discussed the psychophysics experiments she’s conducted to demonstrate this ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 13-06-2017
  • Tourists risk animal bites
    Wildlife tourists frequently fail to identify aggressive and distressed emotional states in wild monkeys – mistaking animals’ warnings of aggression for ‘smiles’ and ‘kisses’. This can lead to welfare problems for  primates and risk of injury for people, according to new research published by members of the School of Psychology. A new ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 06-06-2017
  • Fully funded PhD studentship for Lincoln Masters graduates
    There is one fully-funded Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD studentship available for a September 2017 (or shortly afterwards) start. The studentship details are (1) £14,500 annual stipend for 3 years; (2) full-time UK/EU fees paid; (3) up to £500 research budget per year; (4) requirement to conduct 6-hours of ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 18-05-2017
  • Natural Selection: The Mentoring Edition
    In today’s society they may be hidden, but good shepherds do exist. They nurture. They guide. They use their foresight to keep their flock safe and ensure its survival. As graduate students, we often find ourselves members of such a flock, seeking guidance, knowledge, and survival skills from those who ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 09-05-2017
  • Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
    Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Current ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 09-05-2017
  • 2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Awards for Transformative Early Career Contributions
    Five psychological scientists whose research aims to illuminate some of the most fundamental aspects of human life — from romantic relationships to moral judgment, from eating behavior to cognitive development — have been awarded the 2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Their areas of study ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 08-05-2017