Self

Hi I’m Fahad Rahman from Teachers College, Columbia University and I presented my research at the APS 24th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This poster examines the self-reference memory effect (SRM) in schizophrenic patients as it plays an important role in social- and self-cognition. Schizophrenic patients show a lack More

Scientific American: Anyone who has ever devoured a triple-chocolate brownie after an intense workout knows how tempting it can be to indulge after behaving virtuously. A new study suggests, however, that we often apply this thought process to inappropriate scenarios, giving ourselves license to act in unhealthy or antisocial ways. More

Public Radio International: So if our identities are just stories… what does that mean for our lives, our memories, our mental health? Jonathan Adler is a psychologist who studies narrative identity. He tells Jim Fleming that his research found that our sense of well-being is based on the tone of More

From Mario Kart to World of Warcraft, why are we so obsessed with video games? Psychological scientists predict that part of the appeal of video games is the opportunity to “try on” a better version of you. In research published in Psychological Science, participants reported how they would like to More

Washington University in St. Louis www.simine.com What does your research focus on? My research examines people’s knowledge about their own personalities.  Do people know how they behave? Do they know how others see them? I examine the discrepancies between how people see themselves and how others see them, and try More

USA Today: Self-compassion can help the newly divorced get through one of the most difficult periods of their lives, researchers suggest. They explained that self-compassion — a combination of kindness toward oneself, recognition of common humanity, and the ability to let painful emotions pass — “can promote resilience and positive More