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The Psychology of Online Comments

Several weeks ago, on September 24th, <i>Popular Science</i> announced that it would banish comments from its Web site. The editors argued that Internet comments, particularly anonymous ones, undermine the integrity of science and lead to a culture of aggression and mockery that hinders substantive …

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

<i>By Elise Proulx, Greater Good Science Center</i><p>Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its …

Teaching psychology in schools would encourage more girls into science

If we really want to get more girls into science, let's start by giving psychology the respect and acceptance it deserves, says Marc Smith<p>Fifteen-year-old girls might not be outperforming boys in traditional science subjects but there is one science subject where girls far outperform boys – …

The psychology of stress and how teachers can manage it

Marc Smith looks at the main causes of stress in school and what teachers and heads can do to reduce it<p>Despite much discussion concerning the nature of workplace stress, our jobs are getting more and not less stressful. While stress certainly isn't unique to the teaching profession, working in …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting — and most controversial — aspects of marketing.The problem has …

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Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

A lot of people have been very angry about many things lately, both in the real world and online. This is actually nothing unusual. But what is it that makes people so worked up over things which others would find relatively trivial?<p>You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply …

Guardian Jobs advice on how to use the STAR technique in an interview | Guardian Jobs

Have you ever been caught off guard with a question in an interview? A competency-based question could well have been the culprit. These questions typically require the candidate to demonstrate they have the right skills for a role by using a previous experience which showcases those skills in …

This Wi-Fi-Enabled Tooth Sensor Knows If You’re Still Smoking Or Overeating

Scientists at the National Taiwan University have developed a tooth sensor to analyze oral activities. But is it safe?<p>Scientists at the National Taiwan University have taken wearable computers to a whole other level with the development of a small circuit board designed to fit into dentures, …

Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom

Source: NPR<p>Credit: Adam Cole, Maggie Starbard, Ben de la Cruz<p><i>This story comes to us from our friends at the science desk. They produced the 7-minute video documentary you see above.</i><p>"Modern-day rappers — all they talk about is money, and all these unnecessary and irrelevant topics," says Victoria …

New findings about the human genome bring us closer to schizophrenia treatment

An international team of doctors from the University of North Carolina, MIT, Harvard, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have taken a major step toward pinpointing the genetic causes of schizophrenia. The mental illness affecting some 24 million people worldwide has so far proven incurable, …

Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

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