Recent News in Psychology

Here’s some recent news in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science from around the internet.

We Need a Deeper Psychology of Men
A better understanding of men can help us better respond to men…

Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience
Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is the first to identify correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing, providing a new window into human memory…

Statspeak: Embracing artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is taking a central role in consumers’ lives…

Love at First Sight: New Research on Who’s Attracted to Whom
What we can learn about the laws of attraction from new speed-dating research…

Belief in Sexual Compatibility Can Sour Your Sex Life
The antidote? Endorsing a “sexual growth” perspective…

A New Direction for Artificial Intelligence?
OpenAI will describe a new machine-learning approach at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference…

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of Artificial Intelligence–and Why You Should Care
A new Vanity Fair profile of Musk offers some revelations about the entrepreneur’s battle against A.I…

Sometimes ‘Introspection’ Is You Just Making Stuff Up
Carl Jung once said that “in each of us there is another whom we do not know.” A shorter, more modern version of that might be the “introspection illusion,” a term coined by Princeton psychologist Emily Pronin to describe the cognitive bias that essentially makes the same point as Jung: You don’t always know your own thoughts and feelings as well as you think you do…

Syrian Refugee Crisis Damages Education, Psychology
“This is just not a normal environment for a child … Think about what children are feeling under those circumstances”

From the Classroom to the NICU: Real-World Neuroscience Opening New Avenues
When going to the movies with a group of friends, one small action can make a big difference when it comes to being on the same page after the movie: eye contact…

Psychology Says Humor Can Improve Success (If You Do This 1 Thing)
Research shows you have to use humor carefully if you want it to get you ahead…

Neuroscience: This Is How Meditation Changes Your Brain for the Better
The incredible science of how even a little meditation significantly alters your brain…