Psychologists Examine Gender Fairness in Academic Science

Psychological scientist Stephen J. Ceci and colleagues find that differences in attitudes toward math careers may be more responsible than gender bias for the relatively few number of women in the academic sciences. More>>

World-renowned developmental psychological scientist Annette Karmiloff-Smith covers everything from her start as a protégé of Jean Piaget to what babies with Down syndrome can teach us about Alzheimer’s disease in an “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” interview. More>>

 

Brian E. Kinghorn uses Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags to teach his students about the way we interact with the world around us. More>>

Incongruous Emotions Could Help Us Regulate Our Feelings

Emotional reactions that may seem inappropriate to the situations we are in, whether happy or sad, may be a way for us to counterbalance the extreme emotions we are feeling by “dampening” them. More>>

 

 How Extremist Groups Exude Appeal and Exert Influence

Despite employing violent tactics and authoritarian policies, extremist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram have no trouble gaining followers. What is the allure of these organizations? New research shows their followers may share feelings of identity uncertainty. More>>


We’ve all felt the anxiety of not fitting in with a group, but researchers have found that this trait is more pronounced in humans than in apes, perhaps because people are more aware of the disadvantages of not conforming to a social norm.
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 Noba Psychology: 2015 Student Video Award

The Noba 2015 Student Video Award gives college students a chance to engage in active, creative learning by making short videos about important concepts in psychology, with the most outstanding entries becoming part of the Noba digital textbook. The 2015 focus is “social influence.” Noba challenges students to choose a central concept from one of the online modules and bring it to life in engaging and memorable ways. Noba will award $6,000 for the top honor and $3,000 and $1,000 for the second and third place submissions, respectively. The contest deadline is March 27, 2015. For complete contest details, visit nobaproject.com/student-video-award.



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