psychology http://wamc.org en Dr. Julia Boehm, Chapman University - Happiness and Health http://wamc.org/post/dr-julia-boehm-chapman-university-happiness-and-health <p> Does being happy make you healthier? Is, perhaps, the inverse also true?</p><p>Dr. Julia Boehm, <span class="replace">assistant professor in psychology at Chapman University, is studying the correlation between mind and body. </span></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90315 at http://wamc.org Dr. Julia Boehm, Chapman University - Happiness and Health Dr. Norah Feeny, Case Western Reserve University - PTSD Resilience http://wamc.org/post/dr-norah-feeny-case-western-reserve-university-ptsd-resilience <p>Exposure to trauma doesn't necessarily dictate PTSD for the victim.</p><p>Dr. Norah Feeny, professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University, is studying post-traumatic stress disorder to expand on our understanding of the affliction and potentially debunk some related myths.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90304 at http://wamc.org Dr. Norah Feeny, Case Western Reserve University - PTSD Resilience Dr. Georgia Panagiotaki, University of East Anglia - How Culture Shapes Understanding http://wamc.org/post/dr-georgia-panagiotaki-university-east-anglia-how-culture-shapes-understanding <p>Many factors influence how a child understands and interprets the human body and its related physical behaviors.</p><p>Georgia Panagiotaki, lecturer in psychology at the University of East Anglia, studied a diverse pool of children to make conclusions about their bodily comprehension.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 89051 at http://wamc.org Dr. Georgia Panagiotaki, University of East Anglia - How Culture Shapes Understanding Dr. Joanne Dickson, University of Liverpool - Depression and Goals http://wamc.org/post/dr-joanne-dickson-university-liverpool-depression-and-goals <p>How does depression affect one's personal goals?</p><p>Joanne Dickson, research director on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Programme in the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, surveyed the personal goals of people with depression and people who have never suffered from the mood disorder to study the results.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 88401 at http://wamc.org Dr. Joanne Dickson, University of Liverpool - Depression and Goals "The Confidence Code" By Katty Kay And Claire Shipman http://wamc.org/post/confidence-code-katty-kay-and-claire-shipman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Following the success of <em>Lean In</em> and <em>Why Women Should Rule the World</em>, the authors of the bestselling <em>Womenomics</em> provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.</p><p>Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In <a href="http://www.theconfidencecode.com/"><em>The Confidence Code</em></a>, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88634 at http://wamc.org "The Confidence Code" By Katty Kay And Claire Shipman Dr. Jessica Remedios, Tufts University - The Stigma Of Prejudice http://wamc.org/post/dr-jessica-remedios-tufts-university-stigma-prejudice <p> Prejudice is a highly complicated and nuanced concept.</p><p>Dr. Jessica Remedios, assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University, examines the perplexing issue of prejudice by taking a look at the variables present in nearly all social interactions.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87907 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jessica Remedios, Tufts University - The Stigma Of Prejudice Dr. Larissa Samuelson, University of Iowa, Playing With Your Food http://wamc.org/post/dr-larissa-samuelson-university-iowa-playing-your-food <p> Maybe you should let your children play with their food!</p><p>It seems like a mess just waiting to happen, but Larissa Samuelson, associate professor of psychology at the University of Iowa, is demonstrating that playing with one's food might be a beneficial part of the learning process.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87892 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larissa Samuelson, University of Iowa, Playing With Your Food Dr. Jeffrey Froh, Hofstra University - The Benefits of Gratitude http://wamc.org/post/dr-jeffrey-froh-hofstra-university-benefits-gratitude <p>The feeling of gratitude can positively influence all the other factors of one's life.</p><p>Dr. Jeffrey Froh, associated professor of psychology at Hofstra University, is studying the far reaching effects that gratitude has on children.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87889 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jeffrey Froh, Hofstra University - The Benefits of Gratitude "Ha!: The Science Of When We Laugh And Why" By Scott Weems http://wamc.org/post/ha-science-when-we-laugh-and-why-scott-weems <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny—and why?</p><p><em>Ha!: The Science Of When We Laugh And Why</em> is an investigation into the science of humor and laughter, cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what’s happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87595 at http://wamc.org "Ha!: The Science Of When We Laugh And Why" By Scott Weems Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto - The Science of Self-Control http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-inzlicht-university-toronto-science-self-control <p>Is there a measurable limit to the amount of self-control each person possesses?</p><p>Dr. Michael Inzlicht, associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, studies self-control and is helping to debunk a popular theory regarding the now widely studied topic.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87352 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto - The Science of Self-Control