Job Satisfaction and Downstream Mental Health

Posted by & filed under Abnormal Psychology, Adult Development and Aging, Development of the Self, Health Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychlology, Motivation-Emotion, Psychological Health, Research Methods, Stress Coping - Health.

Description: If you have a job with which you report a very low level of satisfaction it is likely the case that that job is causing you stress and anxiety. What do you think the long-term effects would be staying in that job for 10 to 20 years? The article linked below talks about a… Read more »

Grit, not IQ, Predicts School Success

Posted by & filed under Human Development, Intelligence, Intelligence-Schooling, Intervention: Children and Adolescents, Motivation-Emotion.

,Description: Angela Duckworth is to be a seventh-grade math teacher. Based on her experiences in trying to figure out why some students did well and others struggled in her classes when she found it very sparse intelligence did not seem to predict performance she decided to go back and get her doctorate in psychology and… Read more »

The Hidden Psychology Behind Sports

Posted by & filed under Attitude Formation Change, Group Processes, Intergroup Relations, Motivation-Emotion, Persuasion, Social Cognition, Social Psychology, The Self.

Description: So as we just completed another heavily promoted media rich weekend sports event the form of the American Super Bowl maybe pause and reflect for a moment on the psychology of teams and sports. Think about big professional sports like football or hockey and think about what you’ve been learning about within your psychology… Read more »

Sport Shopping??

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Description: So how do you feel about shopping? Is it a necessity? Is it a recreational activity for you? Is it something that reduces stress? Well, another possibility, given that all of these are potentially true for some people, is the idea that it’s possible to think of shopping as a sport, yes that’s right… Read more »

Can Computers Recognize Human Facial Expressions of Emotion?

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Description: Recognizing what other people are thinking by reading their facial expressions of emotion is a critical part of functioning adaptively as a human being. Children start to pick this up fairly early on developmentally and individuals struggling on the autism spectrum disorder dimension struggle with such basic reading tasks. So, are computers capable of… Read more »

Additional Hippocampal Function?

Posted by & filed under Language-Thought, Motivation-Emotion, Neuroscience, Research Methods, Sensation-Perception.

Description: What part(s) of our brain are actively involved when we have to resolve conflicts like deciding when it is safe to cross a traffic filled street? Well, it may be that the hippocampus, known to be involved in memory processing, is also involved in resolving action conflicts. Source: Science Daily: Memory region of the… Read more »

Addiction as a Disease?

Posted by & filed under Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Intervention: Adults-Couples, Motivation-Emotion, Psychological Disorders, Psychological Intervention, Substance-Related Disorders, Treatment of Psychological Disorders.

Description: Are addictions diseases? Is that the best way to think about them, especially in relation to approaches to treatment? Marc Lewis, a neuroscientist who struggled with addiction early in his life suggests we need to rethink the simple equating of addiction with disease if we are to properly understand addictions, and, more importantly, understand… Read more »