For our twelfth episode, we sat down with Dr. Janet Tomiyama to discuss dieting, weight stigma, how stress physiology impacts our health, and why our society even cares about weight loss when it's so loosely related to overall health outcomes.
For our eleventh episode, we circled back with Dr. Russ Poldrack to discuss his book, The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts, as well as a number of relevant topics in psychology and neuroscience today.
For our tenth episode, we interviewed Dr. Antonio Damasio, Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Psychology, Philosophy, and Neurology, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC.
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.