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God thoughts influence your generosity

Thoughts related to God cultivate cooperative behavior and generosity, according to University of British Columbia psychology researchers. In a study to be published in the September issue of Psychological Science journal, researchers investigated how thinking about God and notions of a higher power influenced positive social behavior, specifically cooperation with More

The More Common the Digit, the More Luminous the Color in Grapheme Color Synaesthesia

A psychological phenomenon known as “grapheme-color synaesthesia” describes individuals who experience vivid colors whenever they see, hear, or think of ordinary letters and digits. A hallmark of synaesthesia is that individuals tend to be idiosyncratic in their experiences, though these experiences are consistent for synaesthetes throughout their lifetime. But new More

UCR Psychology Professor Wins Award

The Association for Psychological Science honors Howard Friedman for a lifetime of research that has shaped health psychology. Howard Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has won the prestigious James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science. The award, which will be More