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Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny

The urge to pull down statues extends well beyond the public squares of nations in turmoil. Lately it has been stirring the air in some corners of science, particularly psychology.<p>In recent months, researchers and some journalists have strung cables around the necks of at least three monuments of …

Psychology

Andorsands &/or Irony Marks‽ Popularizing New Glyphs in the Digital Age - 99% Invisible

Could one person start a whole movement behind a new logogram and/or punctuation mark based on a momentary flash of insight‽ The Bay Area’s Doctor …

Typography

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Develop the Best Arm Muscles Ever! - Infographic

There are muscular bodies. And, then there are muscular bodies that have made history, placing people like Hulk Hogan, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, …

Exercise

Read 'The Cabin At The End Of The World' And You Won't Sleep For A Week

The worst kind of horror plays for shock — for extremes of blood and gore and screaming nonsense. It is instantly recognizable for existing in a universe too far gone from our own to truly haunt anyone still tethered to the everyday.<p>The best kind of horror is soft. Quiet. Almost gentle in its …

Books

One of the best descriptions of Trump's dangerous psychopathology yet published

Psychiatrist Andrew Spitznas has published a clearly written explanation of Donald Trump’s psychopathology in Patheos. <b>Patheos</b> is a …

Mental Health

A mental technique called “cognitive reappraisal” makes long-distance running feel easier

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettWhen you’re in the middle of a gruelling long-distance run and the pain and fatigue is becoming overwhelming, an obvious strategy …

Heart Rates

Philip Zimbardo defends the Stanford Prison Experiment, his most famous work

What’s the scientific value of the Stanford Prison Experiment? Zimbardo responds to the new allegations against his work.<p>For decades, the story of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment has gone like this: Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo assigned paid volunteers to be either inmates or guards in …

Psychology

India the most dangerous country to be a woman, US ranks 10th in survey

<b>(CNN) —</b> India is the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman because of the high risk of sexual violence and slave labor, a new survey of experts shows.<p>The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its results Tuesday of a survey of 550 experts on women's issues, finding India to be the most …

Rahul Gandhi

Anatomy of Goth

Pale complexions, dark eye makeup, leather and metal — these are the well-known tropes of the goth subculture. Since its emergence in England in the …

Eye Makeup

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

Cannabis

Did the Owl Do It? Behind The Staircase's Wildest Theory

As true-crime obsessives already know, last Friday Netflix dropped <i>The Staircase</i>, a docu-series chronicling the 2001 death of Kathleen Peterson and …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Correlational Studies

A correlation refers to a <b>relationship between two variables</b>. Correlations can be strong or weak, as well as positive or negative. In other cases, …

Psychology

Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The team trained their machine learning algorithm to …

Bio of Psychologist Robert Sternberg

Robert Jeffrey Sternberg is an American psychologist known for his theories on love, intelligence and creativity. He was born in New Jersey on …

Cambridge University

German military identifies dozens of extremists within its ranks

The Bundeswehr has identified 89 far-right extremists and 24 Islamists, a German media group reported. The number of extremists has fallen sharply …

His Jewelry is Inspired by Science and Nature

Le design des bijoux de Nora Fok s’inspire directement des sciences, des mathématiques ou encore de la nature. Elle confectionne à la main tous les …

Thanks To AI, A 3rd Person Is Arrested Following A Pop Superstar's Concert

As people continue to feed more and more of their interior selves — our likes, dislikes, wants, needs, social cartographies — into digital networks that harvest and parse that information into profiles used to make money, a new frontier of monitoring that hones in on our physical features is …

Hong Kong

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan – review

Why assume that “normal” consciousness is the real one, while the boundless and transcendent variety is somehow fake?<p>In 1938, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, seeking a new drug to stimulate blood circulation, accidentally invented lysergic acid deithylamide, or LSD. Later, after inadvertently …

Research

These are the books Bill Gates says to read this summer

His annual beach reading list includes a biography of da Vinci, award-winning fiction, and new ways of thinking about global progress.<p>Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates may spend heavily on vaccines and aid programs, but he seems to recognize that the one of the things that money can’t buy is …

Books

Death Anxiety

Although largely unconscious, the awareness of our finite existence, the fact that we all must die, has a profound impact on our thoughts, feelings, …

Bobo Doll Experiment

Do the violence that children observe in television programs, movies, and video games lead them to behave aggressively? This is a hot question today, …

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Greige Hair Is Trending—And You’ll Actually Want to Try This Cool Neutral

Watch out, mushroom brown—you might have some competition.<p>If you’re a lover of the recent cool-toned hair color movement—Mushroom brown, anyone?—then …

Home 2

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Are Military Members "The Lowest of Our Low"?

How dumb are people in the military?<p>In a recent news story, Gregory Salcido, who works at a high school in California and served on the city council, …

What's the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline? | The Recovery Expert

People often wonder about the differences between borderline, narcissist, and antisocial personality disorders – the <b>Cluster B personality …

Sweden's deadly problem with hand grenades

<b>A stark rise in incidents involving hand grenade explosions has become emblematic of the wider rise in violent crime in Swedish cities, report James Clayton and Caitlin Hanrahan for BBC Newsnight.</b><b>Daniel Cuevas Zuniga was cycling home from a night shift in southern Stockholm in January when he</b> …