Jamila Williams

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Brain Science and Cognitive Psychology Explores Our Mental Processes

Cognitive Psychology Explores Our Mental Processes<p>Cognitive psychologists, sometimes called brain scientists, study how the human brain works — how …

A Career in Forensic and Public Service Psychology

Forensic and public service psychology applies psychological science and principles to the public safety and judicial systems. Through the lens of …

Why Americans Buy Guns After Mass Shootings, According to Psychology

Irrational thinking at its worst.<p>Following last week’s school shooting in Florida that killed 17, President Donald Trump called for more regulations …

Study reveals new clues to help understand brain stimulation

Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological …

Quiz: what mental disorder do you have?

You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some aspect of your personality, like “What kind of candy are you?” or “Which Disney Ear Hat should you wear?” or “What Office …

The Social Psychology of the Selfie

The "selfie." I kind of cringe every time I hear that word, imagining Myspace-style angles, duck faces, peace signs and dirty mirrors. I'm not alone …

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 …

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 …

Forensic Psychology Careers

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

A Psychologist Shares The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People

We've all been there. These situations don't happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel helpless when they do. And because they're rare we don't ever seem to get better at handling them.<p>Problem is, these moments are often critical because they're usually with people we care about.<p>What's the best way …

How your brain tricks you into believing you’re the reasonable one

It’s so natural to ignore everything we disagree with<p>Few people saw Donald Trump’s victory coming, including Donald Trump. There are easy culprits to blame for the surprise win (skewed polls and fake news come to mind), but the biggest enemy might be our own egos. It’s natural to ignore everything …

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Setting Limits for Testing Brains

A neuroscientist discusses a new White House report on ethical questions for the future of human brain research.<p>“As humans, we can identify galaxies light-years away. We can study particles smaller than an atom,” President Barack Obama said in April 2013, “But we still haven’t unlocked the mystery …

Career As A Cognitive Psychologist

<i>What Is Cognitive Psychology?</i><p>The brain is an amazing thing. Like many amazing things, it is also quite complex. It can process information and data; …

Psychology