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Do ‘White Privilege’ Surveys Really Help the Fight Against Racism?

Its critics claim the ‘white privilege’ survey in schools pushes a political agenda in an inappropriate setting, while the survey’s supporters say it …

White Privilege

Did George W. Bush Create ISIS?

The exchange started like this: at the end of Jeb Bush’s town-hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday, a college student named Ivy Ziedrich stood up and said that she had heard Bush blame the growth of <i>ISIS</i> on President Obama, in particular on his decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq in …

Gun violence and mental illness: Study addresses perception vs. reality

Gun violence in America can be reduced, concludes an international team of scholars who analyzed dozens of studies on gun violence and mental …

What Researchers Think About the Peer-review Process

Peer review is the cornerstone of scholarly publishing, but it can be a source of frustration for researchers. Criticisms leveled against it include …

Lehigh Valley school leaders press for fair and adequate state funding

For years, local school district officials have been complaining about the lack adequate funding from the state. At a forum Wednesday, citizens were …

The Massive New Online Course That Every Climate Science Denier Should Be Very Afraid Of

What’s the best way to show a climate change denier the error of their ways? A new online course answers this question for the masses.<p>Hint: it’s not …

Critical Thinking

Thinking Critically About Problematic Media: A Basic How-To Guide

You may also encounter a couple of instances where you think something isn’t problematic, but someone else sees it differently. That’s okay, …

Unsupervised Habits Reign in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

An individual with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is overcome with an urge to engage in unproductive habits, such as excessive hand washing or …

8 Ways to Achieve More by Working Less

<b>I spend about five hours a day slacking off.</b><p>Really: I spend that much time doing stuff I enjoy, that isn't on a task list anywhere. I walk through …

The most important psychological concepts for teachers to apply in classrooms

In an effort to help teachers educate their students, a new report outlines the 20 most important psychological concepts that can enhance elementary …

Digital tools for researchers

<b>Find out how digital tools can help you:</b><p>———————————–<p><b>Explore the literature</b> <br>(back to top)<p>Here is a collection of digital tools that are designed to …

Clinical Trials

Fixing the Problem of Liberal Bias in Social Psychology

Does Social Psychology need more political diversity? Here’s one thing on which everyone can agree: social psychology is overwhelmingly composed of …

More On That Montana Political Science Project Gone So Wrong

You’ll remember back in the fall we reported on three political scientists from Stanford and Dartmouth who stumbled and bumbled their way into all …

How to Stop Others from Lying

One skill to get others to tell the truth<p>Fifteen-year-old Jake is a high school basketball star. We invited Jake to go into another room and toss …

Rejecting Evolutionary Psychology Is Rejecting Evolution

When did “evolutionary psychology” first emerge? Was it with the publication of David Buss’ textbook titled “Evolutionary Psychology” in 1999? Maybe …

'Modern Romance:' Love In The Age Of Demography

<i>Editor's note: There is some adult language in this piece that some readers may find offensive.</i><p>They say that all actors really want to direct. That all journalists dream of being novelists. That all babies want to grow up to be cowboys. And that all comedians want to become data analysts. Okay, …

Relationships

Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

Dr. Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky recalls the anguish she felt performing CPR on elderly, terminally ill patients.<p>It looks nothing like what we see on TV. In real life, ribs often break and few survive the ordeal.<p>"I felt like I was beating up people at the end of their life," she says. "I would be doing …

Medicine

The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

"Good people with the best of intentions ... can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, <i>Unfair</i>, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. We've all heard stories of people …

New Jersey

I was attacked on the D.C. Metro. No one helped me.

What happened to Kevin Joseph Sutherland was horrific beyond imagining. On July 4, in front of about 10 witnesses on the Washington, D.C., Metro, an …

Cheerful to a Fault

We live in a smiley-face, keep-your-chin-up, look-on-the-bright-side culture. At the risk of being labeled a professional party pooper, I'd like to …

What The College Kids Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams' memoir, <i>Life on the Color Line.</i> The book had been assigned as our freshman reading assignment — part of the First-Year Experience at the liberal arts school in Saratoga Springs, …

Books

Five Lehigh Valley area parks with a view

Get out your picnic gear and take advantage of the beautiful settings the Lehigh Valley area has to offer. Here are five locations where you can …

Monkey the Cat Hunts for Dinner

So instead of feeding my cat, I hide these balls around the house…<p>This all started after I read an explanation of why cats go about repeatedly …

Mere sight of a gun makes police – and public – more aggressive, experts say

A large body of psychological research on the ‘weapons effect’ may help explain the often violent interactions between police and the policed<p>When police officers put on their badges and blues, do they somehow change inside? Surrounded by stories of pepper-sprayed protesters, threats at traffic …

Psychology

Wake-up call: help your teenage students see the importance of sleep

Lack of sleep is a common problem among high-school students, and it can do serious damage, hampering mental activity and resulting in reduced academic performance.<p>Sleep-deprived children display less brain activity while working on maths problems, for example, and make more mistakes in tests. In …

Sleep

This Is the Real Reason You Can't Stop Checking Your Phone

A July 2015 Gallup poll of 15,747 adult smartphone users found that half check their phone a few times an hour (41%) or every few minutes (11%). When …