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What’s on your mind? A sneak-peek of your wandering thoughts

If you get a glimpse into all the thoughts you’ve had today, it will likely reveal pockets of time when they were focused on your ongoing task (for example when you rush through an assignment to meet a deadline); when they aimlessly wandered from one... click to read more

  • Julia W. Y. Kam | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Caitlin Mills | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, United States
Views 1720
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 18, 2022
No need to stress when the dissertation deadline approaches

At most universities, students are supposed to write a dissertation at the end of their studies. Previous studies suggest that students perceive writing such dissertations as stressful. Such perceptions are dependent on a process called cognitive appraisal - the subjective reaction to what happens around... click to read more

  • Max Korbmacher | PhD Student at Faculty of Psychology, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Views 1380
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 18, 2022
Brain activity of conservatives and liberals diverge while watching the news

People with different political beliefs are often said to ‘see’ different realities. For example, in the United States, conservatives and liberals are sharply divided about the threat of COVID-19 and the extent to which the pandemic is under control. Why are there such stark differences... click to read more

  • Yuan Chang Leong | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Views 1408
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 5, 2022
How accurate is our memory?

Cast your mind back to an experience from your past. For example, the last time you ate dinner at a restaurant. Take a minute or two to recall as many details as you can – who you were with, where you sat, any stray recollections... click to read more

  • Nicholas B. Diamond | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Views 6837
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 25, 2021
Can placebos make you feel better?

Imagine you are feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. You go to your doctor and ask for ways to manage these feelings. Instead of giving you anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication, which has many side effects, they tell you about a new treatment option: taking a placebo... click to read more

  • Darwin A. Guevarra | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Ethan Kross | Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Jason S. Moser | Professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Views 2408
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 17, 2021