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Fascinating Psychology Articles



Fascinating Psychology Articles




If you're interested in psychology, you'll love this fascinating collection of psychology articles by leading academics and researchers.



What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens According To Sleep Researchers



What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens According To Sleep Researchers


See following link to to read a fascinating article on sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome by Alice M Gregory, Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London.


What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens According To Sleep Researchers



Revisiting Milgram’s Shocking Obedience Experiments



Revisiting Stanley Milgram’s Obedience experiments


See following link to read a fascinating article on Milgram's infamous obedience experiments by Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne and psychologist Gina Perry.


Revisiting Milgram’s Shocking Obedience Experiments



Psychogenic Shivers: Why We Get The Chills When We Aren’t Cold



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See following link to read a fascinating article exploring the question of why a psychological event triggers a physiological response related to the regulation of temperature by Félix Schoeller, a research fellow at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, France.


Psychogenic Shivers: Why We Get The Chills When We Aren’t Cold





Doppelgängers and Perception



Haven’t We Met Before? On Doppelgängers and Perception


See following link to read a fascinating article on face perception by Jordan Suchow, a cognitive scientist studying vision, learning, memory and technology at the University of California, Berkeley.


Haven’t We Met Before? On Doppelgängers and Perception



What Know-It-Alls Don’t Know, Or The Illusion of Competence



What Know-It-Alls Don’t Know, Or The Illusion of Competence


See following link to read a great article on the illusion of confidence, the cognitive bias which inflates self-assessment by Kate Fehlhaber, a PhD candidate in neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles.


What Know-It-Alls Don’t Know, Or The Illusion of Competence 



Hedonic Adaptation. Why You Should Eat Popcorn With Chopsticks and Other Psychological Tricks To Make Life More Enjoyable.



Hedonic Adaptation. Why You Should Eat Popcorn With Chopsticks and Other Psychological Tricks To Make Life More Enjoyable.


See following link to read a great article on hedonic adaptation by Robert W. Smith, Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Ohio State University and Ed O'Brien, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago.


Why You Should Eat Popcorn With Chopsticks and Other Psychological Tricks To Make Life More Enjoyable.





There's More To Personality Than A Test Score



There's More To Personality Than A Test Score


See following link to read a very interesting article on the complex and versatile nature of personality by Luke Smillie, Senior Lecturer in Personality Psychology, University of Melbourne.


There's More To Personality Than A Test Score



How Your Mind, Under Stress, Gets Better At Processing Bad News



How Your Mind, Under Stress, Gets Better At Processing Bad News


See following link to read a fascinating article by by Tali Sharot, director of the Affective Brain Lab and an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience in the department of experimental psychology at University College London.


How Your Mind Under Stress Gets Better At Processing Bad News



Why Your Brain Never Runs Out Of Problems To Find



Why Your Brain Never Runs Out Of Problems To Find


See following link to read a great article by David Levari, postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Harvard University on why many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around no matter how hard we work to fix them.


Why Your Brain Never Runs Out Of Problems To Find 





Why Do Kids Lie, And Is It Normal?



Why Do Kids Lie And Is It Normal?


See following link to read a great article by Penny Van Bergen, Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology, Macquarie University and Carol Newall Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, Macquarie University, which offers an insightful developmental perspective on lying in young children.


Why Do Kids Lie And Is It Normal?



Teleological Behaviourism Or What It Means To Imagine A Lion



Teleological Behaviourism Or What It Means To Imagine A Lion


See following link to read a thought-provoking article on the concept of teleological behaviourism by Howard Rachlin, Emeritus Research Professor of Psychology, Stony Brook University.


Teleological Behaviourism Or What It Means To Imagine A Lion



Tricking The Brain: How Magic Works



Tricking The Brain: How Magic Works


See following link to read a fascinating article by Gustav Kuhn from the department of psychology, Goldsmiths University of London, on how studying magic provides insights into how and why our minds are so easily deceived.


Tricking The Brain: How Magic Works





The Lucid Dreaming Playbook: How To Take Charge Of Your Dreams



The Lucid Dreaming Playbook: How To Take Charge Of Your Dreams


See following link to to read a fascinating article on lucid dreaming by Denholm Aspy, a visiting research fellow at the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.


The Lucid Dreaming Playbook: How To Take Charge Of Your Dreams



When Does Hungry Become Hangry?



When Does Hungry Become Hangry?


See following link to read a great article by Jennifer MacCormack, Ph.D. Student in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, exploring the idea that hunger affects our feelings and behaviors.


When Does Hungry Become Hangry?



Getting Serious About Funny: Psychologists See Humor As A Character Strength



Getting Serious About Funny: Psychologists See Humor As A Character Strength


See following link to read a great article on the study of humor within experimental psychology by Janet M. Gibson, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Grinnell College.


Getting Serious About Funny: Psychologists See Humor As A Character Strength





Anger Is Temporary Madness: The Stoics Knew How To Curb It



Anger Is Temporary Madness: The Stoics Knew How To Curb It


See following link to read a great article outlining a modern Stoic guide to anger management by Massimo Pigliucci, professor of philosophy at City College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Anger Is Temporary Madness: The Stoics Knew How To Curb It



When You Split The Brain, Do You Split The Person?



When You Split The Brain, Do You Split The Person?


See following link for a fascinating article on 'split-brain' patients, whose corpus callosum – the highway for communication between the left and the right cerebral hemispheres – has been surgically severed to halt otherwise intractable epilepsy; by Yaïr Pinto, a cognitive psychologist and physicist who works as an assistant professor in the psychology department of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.


When You Split The Brain, Do You Split The Person?



Children Understand Far More About Other Minds



Children Understand Far More About Other Minds Than Long Believed


See following link to read a fascinating psychology article about how children understand the world by Henrike Moll, Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.


Children Understand Far More About Other Minds Than Long Believed





Dishonesty Gets Easier On The Brain The More You Do It



Dishonesty Gets Easier On The Brain The More You Do It


See following link to read a fascinating article on the temptation to be dishonest by Neil Garrett, a postdoctoral researcher in the Daw Lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.


Dishonesty Gets Easier On The Brain The More You Do It



Think Swearing Isn’t Big Or Clever? Think Again



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See following link to read a great article by Richard Stephens, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University, which shows that there is much more to swearing than simply causing offence.


Think Swearing Isn’t Big Or Clever? Think Again



The Science Of Superstition And Why People Believe In The Unbelievable



The Science Of Superstition And Why People Believe In The Unbelievable


See following link to read a great article by Manchester Metropolitan University academics, Neil Dagnall, Reader in Applied Cognitive Psychology and  Ken Drinkwater, Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Cognitive and Parapsychology.


The Science Of Superstition And Why People Believe In The Unbelievable





Earworms: Why Some Songs Get Stuck In Our Heads More Than Others



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See following link to read a fascinating article on why some songs get stuck in our heads more than others by Kelly Jakubowski, a music psychologist at Durham University.


Earworms: Why Some Songs Get Stuck In Our Heads More Than Others



Holy Grilled Cheese Sandwich! What Is Pareidolia?



What Is Pareidolia?


See following link to read a fascinating article by Dr. Kevin Brooks, Associate Professor in Human Visual Perception, Macquarie University, on why indistinct and often randomly formed stimuli are interpreted as meaningful.


Holy Grilled Cheese Sandwich! What Is Pareidolia?



Loneliness Is Contagious And Here’s How To Beat It



Loneliness Is Contagious And Here’s How To Beat It


See following link to read a thought-provoking article by Olivia Remes, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge. 


Loneliness Is Contagious And Here’s How To Beat It





Is It Rational To Trust Your Gut Feelings? A Neuroscientist Explains



Is It Rational To Trust Your Gut Feelings? A Neuroscientist Explains


See following link to read a fascinating article on the neuroscience of intuition by Valerie van Mulukom, research associate in psychology at Coventry University.


Is It Rational To Trust Your Gut Feelings? A Neuroscientist Explains



Here’s A Mental Health Workout That’s As Simple As ABC



Here’s A Mental Health Workout That’s As Simple As ABC


See following link to read an excellent article which provides simple and practical ways that can help everyone to enjoy good mental health.


Here’s A Mental Health Workout That’s As Simple As ABC



The Terrifying Power Of Stereotypes And How To Deal With Them



The Terrifying Power Of Stereotypes And How To Deal With Them

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See following link to read an excellent article on stereotype threat by Magdalena Zawisza, senior lecturer in psychology at Anglia Ruskin University.


The Terrifying Power Of Stereotypes And How To Deal With Them




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