Melissa Schmalz

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Where to Find Free Online Psychology Courses

Are you looking for a free online psychology class? There are a number of places to find these no-expense classes, which can be a great way to expand …

Psychology

The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets

Expert interrogators know torture doesn’t work – but until now, nobody could prove it. By analysing hundreds of top-secret interviews with terror suspects, two British scientists have revolutionised the art of extracting the truth. By Ian Leslie<p>In 2013, a British man was arrested for planning to …

RPGs

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of “depression” can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, …

Depression

These Oddly Calming Slime Videos Can Replace Your Meditation Class

It goes without saying that life can get pretty stressful at times, and we all have different ways of dealing with this stress. You can go to yoga class, get creative in the kitchen, spend time with a coloring book, meditate or do some exercise. But now we’ve got a new solution for you: Instagram …

Worn by countless medieval soldiers over the... - Museum of artifacts

Worn by countless medieval soldiers over the centuries, these stone stairs lead to Sperlinga Castle. . In the year 1282, during the period of the …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

In honor of Robin Williams.<p>It’s been two years since beloved actor Robin Williams died by suicide, and one major legacy of his passing has been a continued conversation about the serious effects of psychological and neurological disorders.<p>While we’ll never know what factors and conditions led to …

The Untold Story of Neuroscience’s Most Famous Brain

Like most famous patients in the history of neuroscience, Henry Molaison—or HM, as he was known among scientists—was famous because his brain was …

Your cat probably understands basic physics

New research suggests that your cat might actually have a handle on some very basic physics, and can use it to help them hunt down hidden prey.<p>If the thought of your cat being better than you at physics - as well as being allowed to sleep all day - is getting you down, don't worry, because we're …

Stop Pretending Cruz and Trump are Legitimate Candidates: A Letter to CNN and the RNC

Recently, I was invited to help find Republican students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who are still undecided for the 2016 Republican presidential primary Town Hall to take place in the coming weeks here in Milwaukee.<p>At first, I wasn't sure how to proceed. Just a few months ago, …

Ted Cruz’s Climate-Denial Hearing Attracts Cash From Coal CEO Bob Murray

AS NEGOTIATORS from around the world gathered in Paris last December to draft an agreement to slow down climate change, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was …

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz rickrolls Donald Trump on April Fools' Day

Businessman Donald Trump has finally accepted rival presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's invitation to have a one-on-one debate.<p>April Fools!<p>Cruz — who has …

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expected in Colorado next week

DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected in Colorado next week.<p>Denver7 political reporter Marshal Zelinger said law …

Trump fends off controversy hoping to clinch Wisconsin

4 Signs That You’re Actually a Cat

It happens to everyone: You wake up one morning, stretch your arms, flex your claws, nuzzle your partner, check your phone and realize that — <i>oh snap</i> —you’re totally turning into a cat RIGHT NOW. Don’t panic. Turning into a cat is a natural part of life. While frank discussions about whether or not …

Pets

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Miley Cyrus slams Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for 'sexist' comments

Miley Cyrus has slammed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his 'sexist' comments about women. The Wrecking Ball singer blasted the …

Your cat is a lot deeper than you think

What’s better than an online personality test? An online <i>cat</i> personality test.<p>Researchers in Australia are now administering them, and they’ve found something interesting: Cats are not too different from us.<p>Many psychologists subscribe to the theory that all people have five broad personality …

Transgenderism: Dangerous Child Abuse

The “transgender” mental illness currently favored by the establishment and pushed by the controlled media is exceptionally dangerous for children, …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Temple University

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Psychology

What does your inner voice say to you?

Perhaps one day there’ll be brain implants with customised voices, just as you can have Snoop Dogg do your satnav<p>Psychologists may be the only researchers barred, on principle, from encountering the thing they’re meant to be studying. If anatomy’s your passion, cut up a corpse; if you want to …

New York University