Michaela Ceppetelli

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A Study in Deception: Psychology's Sickness

For many social scientists, deceptive research methods are accepted as a necessary evil.<p>stef thomas/Flickr<p>Are meat eaters more selfish than vegetarians? Do chaotic situations promote stereotyping? Do we feel smarter when those close to us win awards? These and other intriguing questions have been …

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

Psychology

Counseling Psychology vs Clinical Psychology - Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17

What is the difference between a clinical psychologist and a counseling psychologist?<p>Many people are puzzled by the fact that some professional …

Mental Health

High School Classes for Psychology Majors

What classes should people take in high school if they plan to major in psychology at university? Psychology classes would be ideal, of course, but …

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers and Salaries

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

Employment

The dark side of psychology in abuse and interrogation

This week the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) have published the most comprehensive study on the role of psychologists in the War on Terror. At 269 pages, the full report is as detailed as it is grim, concluding that American psychologists …

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks<p>The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness …

Scientists grow miniature human brain in a lab

'Cerebral organoids' model development of the mind in human embryo<p>Scientists have long been taunted by the human brain. After all, the very organ that gives us knowledge remains largely unmastered — something President Obama has set to rectify, in part, with an ambitious effort to map the brain. An …

Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

Praveetha Patalay from the UCL has been investigating the impact of the development of bad behaviour on children’s SATs results. This is from the …