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Studies in Aviation Psychology Open Doors to a Diverse Range of Careers

One of the most challenging and rewarding educational fields available within the aviation industry concerns the study of aviation psychology and …

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 …

The Largest Specialty Areas in Psychology

What are some of the major specialty areas of psychology? Psychology is remarkably diverse with a tremendous range of specialty areas. Psychologists …

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Careers

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is concerned with the study of workplace behavior. People who work in this areas apply psychological …

Psychology

The Evolutionary Reason Why We Love Sitting By A Crackling Fire

Relaxing in front of a crackling fire (or at least the Netflix version) is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a cold winter evening. And now scientists know why.<p>Watching a fire lowers blood pressure, according to new University of Alabama research. Our enjoyment of gazing at fire may be rooted …

Culture Of Psychological Science At Stake

In a video released today at <i>Edge.org</i>, psychologist Simone Schnall raises interesting questions about the role of replication in social psychology and about what counts as "admissible evidence" in science.<p>Schnall comes at the topic from recent experience: One of her studies was selected for a …

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 …

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

Subjective well-being is perhaps the most important concept in Positive Psychology. Simply put, subjective well-being is defined as your evaluations of a) your own life, and b) your moods and emotions-hence the label "subjective." 1<p>Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology …

Your Skin May Reflect Your Psychological Health

<i>By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl</i><p>Stress, as you may be well aware, can cause your skin to do weird things like break out in acne or hives — which, cruelly, can cause you even more stress. It’s a vicious cycle, and a (slowly) growing field known as psychodermatology is aiming to address this …

Psychology

Psychological Abuse? Skeptics Reveal Plan to Combat After-School Club Aimed at Teaching Kids ‘Valuable Lessons From the Bible’

A Christian club that meets after hours at an elementary school just outside Rochester, New York, is poised to receive some major competition from local atheists.<p>The Good News Club, a faith-based group that provides after-school activities to elementary school students, meets regularly at Fairbanks …

Psychological Abuse

Neuroscience Reveals That Long-Term Meditation May Increase Brain Function

If you're looking for yet another reason to dedicate yourself to a consistent meditation practice, consider the big neurological benefits it may offer you down the road.<p>Over the years, research has suggested that moments of mindfulness can help improve concentration, reduce stress and boost …