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In Defense of (Conceptually Messy) Psychology

In a recent post at <i>The Daily Beast</i>, Will Wilkinson lambasts the field of psychology. His launching point is a recent paper by Nicholas Brown, Alan Sokal (of Sokal Hoax fame) and Harris Friedman that seriously challenges the math behind a much-touted claim in positive psychology: that achieving a …

The Psychology of Attraction: How To Flirt With Science

by sammcnerney on August 9, 2011<p>Source: http://whywereason.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/the-psychology-of-attraction-how-to-flirt-with-science/<p>v<p>A lot has been written on the science of attraction lately. So I thought I would pick a few of my favorites studies and create a brief guide. Since all of …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother

Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. Following further stages of selection and training, the plan is for the first four astronauts to lift off in 2022. After a seven-month journey they will settle permanently on the red planet to conduct scientific …

10 Quick Facts About Social Psychology

Social psychology is a fascinating topic that has yielded a great deal of research on how people behave in groups. In many cases, the results of …

The Leidenfrost Maze, designed and built by Carmen Cheng and Matthew Guy at the University of Bath, demonstrates how Leidenfrost…

The Leidenfrost Maze, designed and built by Carmen Cheng and Matthew Guy at the University of Bath, demonstrates how Leidenfrost droplets can be self-propelled in a controlled way by the jagged texture of the hot surface.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot–about twice as hot as the liquid’s boiling point, although it changes on certain factors like the size of the drop–the liquid never comes in direct contact with the surface; vapor acts as a barrier that …

Caramel Apple Dip Bar

<i>Caramel apples are a Fall staple....at least for me! Here's a fun way to enjoy caramel apples and a perfect way to serve them at a Halloween party!</i> …

Break a Leg! (The How and Why of Idioms for Kids)

Share<p>I’m about to let the cat out of the bag, which could cost an arm and a leg, but it’s a piece of cake.<p>Aside from my penchant for rambling, you …

Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More -- National Geographic Kids

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble…

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble goodness at night.<p>In the archives: more bubble videos, including a bubble bot, bubbles in 80s Japan, and geometry with a bubbleologist.

Leaf Activities for Kids : Leaf Math and Sculptures

Leaf Activities for Kids : Number recognition and leaf structures<p>With the turn of seasons we created a few leaf activities for kids. As I always say, …

Fall Scented Playdough Recipe

Welcome autumn with playdough that is scented with clove,<br>ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg! The recipe is at Nurture Store.

Chemical board's probe into deadly West fertilizer explosion halted by shutdown

A federal board’s investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people in the Texas town of West in April has been suspended due to the government shutdown, Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said on Tuesday.<p>Thirty-seven of the U.S. …