What does your internal monologue say about your mental health? Psychologists the world over were likely exchanging virtual knowing glances a couple of days ago when a thread about the universal existence of inner monologues popped off on Twitter. The … Continue reading How to replace negative thoughts
Amy Orben: ‘To talk about smartphones affecting the brain is a slippery slope’ Amy Orben is a research fellow at Emmanuel College and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. She works in the field … Continue reading Smartphones in the brain
Psychology Still Skews Western and Affluent. Can It Be Fixed? When Cristine Leagare gives talks to groups of psychology researchers, she likes to take a quick poll of the room. How many of them, she asks, consider themselves to be … Continue reading Are humans alike enough?
Polygraph’s revival may be about truth rather than lies Telling lies is stressful. That’s the basic logic of a polygraph test: that the stress of deceiving others will manifest itself through fleeting physical responses that may be imperceptible to another … Continue reading Lie detectors
How not to shake someone’s hand Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron walked side by side, their hands clasped together. They remained in each other’s vice-like grip, tugging, patting and fawning at each other for 29 seconds as the world’s media … Continue reading Body language
How Much Does Our Language Determine Behavior? It’s easier to prove or disprove a hypothesis in a well-defined area of experience that can be readily compared across languages. That’s why a lot of scholars interested in Benjamin Lee Whorf’s ideas … Continue reading Language holds the key
The Psychology of Poverty There seems to be the genuine belief that if you just work hard enough, dream big and go hard, you will escape poverty. If you’re poor, you just have the wrong mindset. It is quite obvious … Continue reading Being poor