psychology


Are two out of three people really secret torturers?

Denyse O'Leary | 12 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, Stanley Milgram, torture
The famous “obedience” experiments by Stanley Milgram: what did they really show?


Quiet: the power of introverts

Daniel Blackman | 26 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, character, psychology, temperament
The four temperaments get a makeover in an attempt to boost the self-esteem of introverts.


China’s ‘little emperors’ less entrepreneurial

Shannon Roberts | 13 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, one-child policy, psychology
A recently released Australian study has shown some interesting psychological effects of China’s one child policy introduced in 1979; effects which could have economic consequences for China. The study "Little Emperors: Behavioral Impacts of China's One-Child Policy", was published in the journal “Science” and involved 421 Beijing residents born between 1975 and 1983.


Wrong diagnosis, wrong medicine won’t cure bullying

Izzy Kalman | 07 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bullying, psychology, victims
Why medical school anti-bullying policies are failing.


You can tell it’s an election year when…

Denyse O'Leary | 17 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, psychology
Some psychology researchers are demonizing or marginalizing voters with opposing views and calling it “science.”


Issues at stake in Brazil’s debate on homosexuality

Fabio Lacerda M. Silva | 07 March 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Brazil, Freedom of speech, psychology


Willpower

| 29 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: free will, psychology
Will power is back in style - for three months, maybe?


Chin up, chest out!

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: pain, parenting, psychology
A poke between the shoulder blades was the way teachers used to encourage good posture in their students, but today they would have to use subtler persuasion to get kids to stand or sit straight. Or they could blind them with science.


Pursuing the meaning of happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: happiness, philosophy, psychology
Do we need another word for the great goal of our actions?


A choice argument

Denyse O'Leary | 24 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, free will, psychology
Did you choose to cheat on your taxes? Or snub a friend? Free will makes an unexpected comeback.


Really Dumb Advice on marriage - from the New York Times

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, psychology, self-interest
The New York Times has published a piece headed, "The Happy Marriage Is the 'Me' Marriage". Really?


Kids are ‘interested’ in TV, but so are apes

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 August 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, media, psychology
I promised something more on Aric Sigman, the (American-born, as it turns out) psychologist who has made a name for himself in Britain as a fiery critic of the way television and other screen media are dominating the lives of children. So here is the next instalment.


Girls On The Edge

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, girls, psychology
American family doctor turned writer Leonard Sax talks in his latest book about what's driving the new crisis for girls.


Big Brother Is Advertising

Marilyn Ryan | 23 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, public opinion, US politics
Is government advertising really aimed at informing, or could it be a form of Big-Brother mind control?


Lead us not into temptation…

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: humility, psychology, self-control
In a refreshing change from research that looks for excuses for everyday vices in people’s genes or family background, a study from the Kellogg School of Management looks at things like temptation, willpower and humility (yes, really) in impulsive and addictive behaviour.


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