Submitted by hdaniel on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:21
By Amy Summervile
Though you may not know it, when you watch the Super Bowl on Sunday—especially if you actually watch the game and not just the commercials— you’ll likely be engaging in a lot of what psychological scientists call counterfactual thinking: thoughts about “what might have been,” “at least,” and “if only.”
Research on counterfactual thought explains all kinds of surprising reactions to sporting events, and a couple of ways in which your judgment about the big game may not be as clear as you think.
Submitted by hdaniel on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:17
By Lisa M.P. Munoz
My office recently underwent a makeover – replacing open and unwieldy shelves with sturdy drawers to conceal my clutter, and ditching my tiny desk for a spacious one with lots of open space for me to organize my projects. Throughout this renovation, my thought kept coming back to two major themes: productivity and storage.
Submitted by hdaniel on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:05
Submitted by hdaniel on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:59
Submitted by hdaniel on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 15:52
By Lisa M.P. Munoz
“Collect seven red apples directly from an apple tree. In the morning, before eating anything, peel the apples, eat them and save the peel. Right before going to bed, make a tea with the peel.”
– Brazilian remedy for quitting smoking
Submitted by mswain on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:46
For all you psychologists out there, there's a fantastic opportunity to put your research to good use, but you'll have to be quick about it, the deadline's on Friday. Perspectives on Psychological Science has put out a call for proposals for what you would do if the President had a Council of Psychological Advisors, and you were tasked with writing a memo to use psychology to design or improve policy.
Submitted by mswain on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:27
“[…] a corporation is an abstraction. It has no mind of its own any more than it has a body of its own.”
- Viscount Richard Haldane, Lennard's Carrying v Asiatic Petroleum, 1915