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What Can You Do With a Bachelor's in Psychology?

Students who also earn a teaching certificate along with their bachelor's degree in psychology can also become teachers. Some graduates may opt to …

Psychology - Basic Principles, Concepts, and More

Psychology is a source of fascination for many people, and for good reason. By learning more about the basics of the human mind and behavior, people …

Make it memorable: use psychology to help your job applications stand out

Learn as much as you can about the company and use your contacts to create a stand-out application<p>In this difficult market, you need to think about your job search habits and focus yourself on a smarter approach.<p>If you're like most job seekers, you follow a set of routines in looking for work. You …

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A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.<p>The study, published in the journal <i>Computers in Human Behavior</i>, found that sixth-graders who went five …

Is There a Biological Basis of Depression?

A look at what neuroscience has learned about depression. Is there a biological basis?<p>Far more complex than a “chemical imbalance,” this short …

Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Staff working in offices designed to be lean and devoid of greenery, are happier and more productive when those environments are enriched with …

This Personality Trait Predicts Success

Sergeant Adrian Harlen flickr user UK Ministry of Defence<p>The only major personality trait that consistently leads to success is …

The Strange Social Science of the Color Red

When it comes to sex and women, red is the first color you think of, right? Red lips, red lingerie, red dress. Studies show men perceive women who …

The Psychological Reason You Overbook Your Schedule

Is the answer to this riddle that you're just incredibly busy? That's no doubt part of it. But according to a fascinating new research out of the University of California, Berkeley and published in <i>Journal of Experimental Social Psychology</i>, your brain may not be helping you out when it comes to …

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Brothers in Arms: Sibling Psychology and the Bombing Suspects

Somewhere in Boston there’s at least one refrigerator with a little news clipping posted on it. The story was published on boston.com on May 6, 2011, …

Using cognitive psychology in the classroom: approach with caution

Teachers should be careful about how they use research findings from cognitive psychology. Only take what's useful and practical, advises Tim Taylor<p>I've always thought it interesting how, as a profession, we teachers find the ideas of cognitive psychologists so beguiling and persuasive.<p>I first …