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Being ignored on Facebook is psychological hell

Researchers in Australia believe that those who don't get immediate feedback on social media suffer from a lack of belonging and a general despair. Well, of course.<p>If you can be honest with me just one time, today is the day.<p>You don't really go onto Facebook to see how everyone else is, do you? You …

Social Media

Why Solitary Confinement Is The Worst Kind Of Psychological Torture

There may be as many as 80,000 American prisoners currently locked-up in a SHU, or segregated housing unit. Solitary confinement in a SHU can cause …

Human Rights

Why Do I Have to Take a Psychology Class?

Even though you're not a psychology major, you can definitely benefit from learning more about the human mind and behavior by taking a psychology …

Psychology

11 Psychological Tricks Restaurants Use To Make You Spend More Money

Yet behind the scenes, menu engineers and consultants put careful thought into the way you choose what foods you eat.<p>Here are 11 of the sneakiest psychological tricks restaurants use to make you spend more money:<p><b>1. They don't use dollar signs.</b> A dollar sign is one of the top things restaurants …

Profit

The Behavioral Psychology of Netflix's Plan to Charge Higher Prices

When it comes to prices, people don't behave rationally. And the best companies know.<p>Netflix is crushing it. But now, the company untying cable's $60 billion stranglehold on American TV is apparently trying to accomplish something simple—something it hasn't done in more than two years in the …

Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

I'm coming to the end of what has turned out to be a three-week international tour of sport psychology. During my trips, I have worked with athletes and coaches from the U.S., Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Russia in Argentina, California, Oregon, and Switzerland. One question that has emerged …

Exercise

Kim Kardashian: why we love her and the psychology of celebrity worship

Kim Kardashian is a symptom of a narcissistic social media culture that fosters the growth of brands<p>Two things are particularly striking about Kim Kardashian. The first is how she has managed to catch the attention of the global media. The second is that there are so many reasons why she shouldn't …

Can Psychology Explain Why Olivia Pope Wears White Coats?

Photo: Courtesy of ABC.<p>If you've ever found yourself deep in Shondaland, you know that Rhimes doesn't let a single detail go unchecked. The <i>Grey's</i> …

Scandal (TV Series)

New Domestic Abuse Law Could Include 'Psychological Abuse' - But What Exactly Does That Mean?

A new domestic abuse law could criminalise 'psychological abuse' in intimate relationships.<p>This move has been welcomed by domestic abuse charities, …