Aktuelle Psychologie

  • “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
  • 2017 APS Mentor Awards
    The APS Mentor Award recognizes those who have fostered the careers of others, honoring APS members who masterfully help students and others find their own voices and discover their own research and career goals. Four psychological scientists have been selected to receive the 2017 APS Mentor Award. David M. Buss ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 08-05-2017
  • Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science Submission Guidelines
    Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS) welcomes submissions that communicate advances in methods, practices, and metascience from all areas of scientific psychology and related disciplines. The journal publishes a range of article types, including empirical articles that exemplify best practices, articles that discuss current research methods and ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 03-05-2017
  • SU Awards success
    We are delighted that our colleague Dr Rachel Bromnick won the Student Union Award for Inspiring Teacher 2017. Well done and well deserved! We are also proud of our BSc graduate and current Masters student Verity Harris who won an SU award for her charity project The Homeless Period, which ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 02-05-2017
  • Eyewitness Confidence Can Predict Accuracy of Identifications, Researchers Find
    Many individuals have been falsely accused of a crime based, at least in part, on confident eyewitness identifications, a fact that has bred distrust of eyewitness confidence in the U.S. legal system. But a new report challenges the perception that eyewitness memory is inherently fallible, finding that eyewitness confidence can ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 11-04-2017
  • A Day In The Life Of An Academic Mom
    NPR: Blogger Tania Lombrozo is an academic — and a mom. Here, she gives a window into what that’s like day-to-day. 6:00 a.m. I’m yanked from sleep by the little one calling from her room. “Mommy! Is it time to wake up yet? Can I get up now? Pleeeeeeaaaase?” The ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 10-04-2017
  • Eyewitness Confidence Can Predict Accuracy of Identifications, Researchers Find
    Many individuals have been falsely accused of a crime based, at least in part, on confident eyewitness identifications, a fact that has bred distrust of eyewitness confidence in the US legal system. But a new report challenges the perception that eyewitness memory is inherently fallible, finding that eyewitness confidence can ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-03-2017
  • Why You (And Everyone You Know) Felt Compelled to Share That BuzzFeed Quiz on Facebook
    Fortune: Scrolling through the average Facebook feed is often a baffling experience. Why, for instance, did that aunt’s friend decide now was a good time repost an article about Pizzagate? And why, for a hot second a couple years ago, did it seem as if every single friend from college ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 22-03-2017
  • Teens Drive More Safely in the Months After a Crash
    Teens’ risky driving drops considerably in the two months following a serious collision, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research, involving data on actual driving behavior from over 250 teens, suggests that involvement in a severe crash may prompt ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 01-03-2017
  • 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 28-02-2017
  • Tips and Tools for Mentoring Undergraduates as a Graduate Student
    Mentoring undergraduates as a graduate student can be a great experience for everyone involved. Studies show that undergraduates who participate in research tend to learn to “think like a scientist” and have more knowledge about graduate school and interest in science careers than do their peers (Hunter, Laursen, & Seymour, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 28-02-2017
  • Increasing Diversity in Social Sciences Workshop
    Join social scientists and representatives of social scientific organizations to discuss strategies for achieving the following objectives: Enhance teaching and training to encourage more diverse study populations Improve infrastructure to connect researchers nationally and internationally Effect institutional changes in manuscript, grant, and tenure review processes March 13 – 14, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 15-02-2017
  • Uncommon Insights Into Common Knowledge
    After a long day at the office, you decide to unwind over a few drinks with colleagues at a nearby restaurant. Someone mentions the coworker who sits at the desk next to yours and you launch into a lively imitation of his particular manner of speaking, including his fondness ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 31-01-2017
  • How To Build A Better Team? New Meta-analysis Says Active Learning
    Whether you work in healthcare, engineering, or as a professional soccer player, working together smoothly with your colleagues is essential. Teamwork is so important for organizations that a whole industry of teamwork training has sprung up to help teach employees how to be better team players. But do these kinds ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 25-01-2017
  • Why Narcissistic Leaders Are Prone to Overconfidence
    For leaders who have to make big decisions on behalf of their organizations, overconfidence can lead to disaster. Research has long shown that overconfidence – thinking we know more than we really do – hobbles our decision-making abilities. Overconfidence is such a destructive trait that Nobel Prize-winning APS Fellow Daniel ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 18-01-2017
  • Reenvisioning Graduate School
    The field of psychological science is continually changing. These changes are spurred by many factors, from the development of new methodological approaches to shifts in the sociopolitical climate. For students, this ever-morphing environment can feel exciting, as though we are at the cutting edge of our field; yet it also ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-12-2016
  • Scientists Explore How Nutrition May Feed Mental Health
    Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research increasingly is showing diet’s effect on mental health as well. A special section in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand the many ways in which nutrition and mental health intersect. Decades ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-12-2016
  • What Do We Want Our Scientific Discourse to Look Like?
    We have seen a lot of changes in the field of psychology over the last few years, including changes to the way we talk about our science. New developments in technology have opened opportunities for faster, more flexible, and more broadly accessible communication between scientists than ever before. Journal articles, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-12-2016
  • 2017 APS Mentor Award
    Paul L. Harris Harvard University A leading developmental psychologist, Paul Harris has made enormous scientific contributions to the field of social cognition. Over the course of his career, he has explored children’s understanding of their own and others’ behavior through studying the development of emotion understanding, moral judgment, imagination, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 14-12-2016
  • Women‘s Colleges and the STEM Gender Gap
    Smith College gave me the opportunity to attend the University of Geneva, Switzerland, as a 20-year-old and study with Jean Piaget, Barbel Inhelder, and Hermine Sinclair — an incredible introduction to the field of psychology, which got me hooked. Today, Smith is providing opportunities for many young women to study ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2016
  • Effect of Facial Expression on Emotional State Not Replicated in Multilab Study
    A coordinated replication effort conducted across 17 labs found no evidence that surreptitiously inducing people to smile or frown affects their emotional state. The findings of the replication project have been published as part of a Registered Replication Report (RRR) in Perspectives on Psychological Science. The RRR project, proposed by ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2016
  • Desirable Difficulties
    Whether you’re a college student preparing for a test or a graduate student reading for your comprehensive exams, the chances are your goal is to make the preparation process as easy and efficient as possible. You might believe, for example, that rereading key chapters of a textbook repeatedly will ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2016
  • Remembering George Mandler
    George Mandler and Jean Mandler Professor George Mandler died at the home in London that he shared with his wife, Professor Jean Mandler, and not far from their two sons, Peter Mandler (Professor of Modern Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 30-11-2016
  • Turns Out, Faking a Smile Might Not Make You Happier After All
    Live Science: Perhaps you’ve heard that you can brighten your mood just by faking a smile. But that idea, which came out of a psychological experiment from the 1980s, may not be true after all, as scientists were not able to repeat the results in a lab setting in a large, rigorous new ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 18-11-2016
  • Scientists Explore How Nutrition May Feed Mental Health
    Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet’s effect on mental health, as well. A special section in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand the many ways in which nutrition and mental ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 17-11-2016
  • Children aged three to ten become latest “Summer Scientists”
    round 260 children have been given a taste of scientific research when they became ‘summer scientists’ this week, helped by staff and students as part of a major public research event. Children aged between three and ten years old participated in a series of accessible games and activities which ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 01-09-2016
  • Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself
    The New York Times: The horrifying rash of massacres during this violent summer suggests that public, widely covered rampage killings have led to a kind of contagion, prompting a small number of people with strong personal grievances and scant political ideology to mine previous attacks for both methods and potential ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 15-08-2016
  • New research seminar on animal-assisted interventions
    New seminar by Professor Professor Aubrey Fine on Animal-Assisted Interventions at the Crossroads. All welcome! 3-4pm, Co-op Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building. Refreshments from 2.45pm Professor Aubrey Fine, Education professor at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, and practitioner in Claremont, California is currently this side of the Atlantic on sabbatical. Professor ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 10-06-2016
  • Psychology ranked 6th out of 112 in Guardian University League table
    We are delighted to be ranked 6th out of 112 psychology departments nationwide in the Guardian University League table 2017. ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 23-05-2016
  • New paper on children’s attention from Summer Scientist event
    A recent paper by Tim Hodgson, Frouke Hermens and other colleagues reports that the attention of pre-school and early school age children is strongly influenced by the direction of a pointing finger – but other visual directional cues such as arrows or pictures of peeking eyes are often ineffective. This ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 18-05-2016
  • The Benefits of Spicing Up a Breast-Feeding Mother’s Diet
    The New York Times: When I had my children I felt that there was a tendency by experts, including those in my own pediatric profession, to push certain principles that took all the fun out of life. This played out for me, in particular, after I gave birth to my ... read more
    Source: PsychologyVeröffentlicht am 04-04-2016
  • BA/ Leverhulme grant to investigate gaze coordination during social interactions in people with Parkinson’s
    Dr Frouke Hermens and Professor Timothy Hodgson were awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme small grant. The project will use new mobile eye tracking technology to investigate gaze coordination during social interactions in people with Parkinson’s. Earlier work has shown how eye movements in cognitive tasks are reduced in size ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 16-03-2016
  • EPS small grant to investigate what signage to best use to help people find objects
    Dr Frouke Hermens was awarded a small grant from the EPS. The funded project will investigate what signage to best use to help people find objects. A mobile eye tracker will be used to determine people’s search strategies. If you would like to be involved as a participant, please ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 16-03-2016
  • Grant from BA/ Leverhulme to investigate whether you can teach an old ear new tricks
    Dr Niko Kargas and Dr Simon Durrant have been awarded £5,500 from the British Academy Leverhulme small research grant scheme to investigate “The effects of acoustic attributes of a native language on auditory processing skills and non-native speech perception in native English and Mandarin Chinese speakers.” By integrating psychology and ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 16-03-2016
  • A man’s best friend: study shows dogs can recognise human emotions
    A study by Dr Kun Guo and colleagues published in the Royal Society journal ‘Biology Letters’ reveals that dogs can recognise human emotions. The paper has been selected as the Science Editor’s Choice and picked up by a number of press outlets. Read the full press release here ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 13-01-2016
  • People check their smartphones 85 times a day (and they don’t even know they’re doing it)
    People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day – about a third of the time they are awake – and check them about 85 times a day, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, developed an app for an exploratory study, led ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 03-11-2015
  • Research reveals why it’s hard to keep track of days of the week
    Research led by Dr David Ellis, Lecturer in Psychology, reveals that Mondays really do make us blue, Fridays are the happiest day of the working week and ‘dull’ midweek days are easily muddled up – and it’s all due to how the artificial seven-day cycle we live by shapes the ... read more
    Source: Psychology: Lincoln UniversityVeröffentlicht am 21-08-2015