Digging into the history of psychological science, the Observer has retrieved classic interviews with prominent psychological scientists for an ongoing series Psychology (Yesterday and) Today. Each interview is introduced by a contemporary psychological scientist, and the full text of the interview is available on the Observer website. We invite you More
msnbc: Pigeons may not be so bird-brained after all, as scientists have found the birds’ ability to understand numbers is on par with that of primates. Previous studies have shown that various animals, from honeybees to chimpanzees, can learn to count when trained with food rewards. In 1998, researchers discovered More
USA Today: The shopping frenzy has begun. Sweaters, toys and cushy new beds. All for “other” family members. The pets. The season of giving inevitably prompts pet lovers (53% of dog owners and 38% of cat owners) to gift their animals, often lavishly, says a survey by the American Pet More
Psychology students curious about animal behavior will certainly find this peek into the popular pets’ inner workings a nice little intellectual treat. Empathy sits at the center of forging a healthy, loving and mutually beneficial relationship with a dog. Learning such a valuable lesson in the service of a canine More
In July, APS put out a press release on why chicks prefer certain types of music based on “Chicks Like Consonant Music,” a study published in Psychological Science. On November 9, 2011, Jason Goldman wrote about the study on the Scientific American blog: Day Old Chickens Prefer The Same Music More
The Atlantic: In 2004, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, a professor of child and family studies at Leiden University, started carrying a video camera into homes of families whose 1-to-3-year-olds indulged heavily in the oppositional, aggressive, uncooperative, and aggravating behavior that psychologists call “externalizing”: whining, screaming, whacking, throwing tantrums and objects, and willfully More
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