For our sixth episode, we interviewed Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and author of “How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.”
For our fifth episode, we interviewed Dr. Bob Levenson, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and President of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).
For our fourth episode, the PIA crew interviewed Dr. Brian Knutson, a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Stanford University.
Mythbusters in psychology
You have a test this week, so you lay out your set of highlighters, open your textbook (for what may be the first time), and embark on your mission to know every important detail for your test. This is a common experience and everyone seems to think that highlighting ‘key points’ in the text is essential to studying, but is it really as helpful as we think it is?
Somewhere along the way, we all started believing that if we want to come off as intelligent, we need to use big and flowerly language, and use it often. However, psychological research has investigated this assumption, and the results are surprising.
psychology and film
Ever felt “positively punished” when your dog-trainer or psychologist inundate you with these lingo?
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss developmental psychologist. While he made many contributions to the field, his most notable is his systematic study of cognitive development.
This post is part of our ongoing series exploring classic experiments and theories in the history of psychological research.