Carry Yourself With the Confidence of a Male Scientist Women have made great strides in academia in recent decades, but they still aren’t on equal footing with men. Men outnumber women among full-time university faculty. Female professors’ salaries lag behind … Continue reading Do women lack confidence?
Want To Know Whether A Psychology Study Will Replicate? Just Ask A Bunch Of People As most observers of psychological science recognise, the field is in the midst of a replication crisis. Multiple high-profile efforts to replicate past findings have … Continue reading Failure to replicate?
Researchers Conducted Six Studies To Investigate How Best To Challenge Science Deniers When responding to science denialism (or, for that matter, any sort of false or harmful information), such as claims that vaccines are ineffective and harmful, it can be … Continue reading Discussing with science deniers
Psychology Has Been Greatly Enriched By Concepts From Non-English Languages (And Why It Should Engage Cross-Culturally Even More) The novelist David Foster Wallace famously told a story of two young fish swimming in the sea, whereby an older fish glides … Continue reading The linguistic relativity
How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution A male flame bowerbird is a creature of incandescent beauty. The hue of his plumage transitions seamlessly from molten red to sunshine yellow. But that radiance is not enough to attract a mate. … Continue reading Is evolution just struggle for life?
Sports coaches with an interest in the brain are especially prone to believing neuromyths Sports coaches are always on the look out for new ideas to improve their players’ performance and it’s understandable that insights from psychology and neuroscience hold … Continue reading Sports and brain
The public find articles about education more convincing when they contain extraneous neuroscience Brain science is mysterious and sexy and people are more inclined to believe claims that contain superfluous neuroscience references or neuro-imagery – an effect referred to as … Continue reading Beside the point