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What makes psychology and geography grads the most employable?

A study of the graduate class of 2009 found 8.9 per cent were out of work in January 2010 - the highest unemployment level for 17 years. The poll, by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit charity, discovered graduates with degrees in IT had the bleakest prospects with an unemployment rate of …

Scientists have discovered whether being a first, second or third child makes a difference

Was your insanely successful older sibling born to achieve? Is your youngest child pre-programmed to seek the limelight?<p><i>Nope</i>, says a massive new study analyzing the traits of 377,000 high school students. At least, the study says, not enough to make any practical difference.<p>In the end, researchers …

Psychology

Your child's imaginary friend is a good thing

Fiction has not been kind to children's imaginary friends. In films such as "The Shining," based on the book by Stephen King, and the current ABC TV series "The Whispers," adapted from "Zero Hour," a short story by Ray Bradbury, these invisible companions are frightening. This view, however, does …

Bacteria In Your Child's Gut Could Be Responsible For Their Temperament

If your child is shy and introverted, new research has revealed it could be because of the bacteria in their gut.<p>Researchers at Ohio State University …

Researchers Expose Troubling Bias In Forensic Psychology

Court psychologists interpret evidence differently depending on who they think hired them.<p>Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that psychologists looking at the same evidence will interpret it differently, depending on whom they …

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Will Smith from <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And yet, I was with …

TV

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Should I Let My Baby Cry to Sleep? Insights From Developmental Psychology for This Age-old Question

Mom and dad are sitting on the floor right outside the nursery as they hear their infant crying and screaming from the crib refusing to go to sleep. Although every part of the parents' being is telling them to go in and rescue their infant, they are following the orders of the pediatrician who …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies review – 'a punchy polemic on mental health'

Richard Layard and David M Clark's polemic about mental illness is a revelation – but they're a little too sure they have all the answers<p>"I once broke my leg in 10 places. As I was taken to hospital, someone shut the door on my leg. You can imagine the pain. But I can tell you the pain of …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies For Smarter Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's in Psychology?

Students who also earn a teaching certificate along with their bachelor's degree in psychology can also become teachers. Some graduates may opt to …

Forensic Psychologist: A Career Profile

Forensic psychology has become one of the most popular subfields of psychology in recent years. Increasing numbers of students express interest in …