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Examples and Observations of a Confirmation Bias

Where do your beliefs and opinions come from? If you are like most people, you probably like to think that your beliefs are the result of years of …

Overview of Personal Construct Theory

Personal construct theory suggests that people develop personal constructs about how the world works. People then use these constructs to make sense …

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 …

Why Do You Have to Take a Psychology Class?

Even though you're not a psychology major, you can definitely benefit from learning more about the human mind and behavior by taking a psychology …

The 3 Types of Cravings

Prefer to read this article as a PDF download?<p>Just enter your info below and we’ll send it to you right now!<p>If you’re alive, then chances are you’ve …

TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children

A new study confirms previous findings that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a TV can decrease total sleep time for kids.<p>The …

Jeff Johnson: Psych 101: The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules

Jeff Johnson's presentation "Psych 101: The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules" at Google, July 16, 2008, co-sponsored by BayCHI and IxDA: http://www.baychi.org/bof/ixd/20080716/

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Poem of the week: Psyche by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This week's poem, Psyche, is one of Coleridge's Visionary Fragments, brief but consciously crafted poems which, like sketches in a major artist's workbook, not only illuminate the larger-scale compositions but are complete and satisfying in themselves. One of the smaller Fragments, though not the …