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Tue Feb 12, 2019 | 10:52 AM
Psychology is a subject replete with common terms that are often referred to, or drawn upon with little if any serious c...
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 | 07:54 AM
Here's an exercise about personality that can be done in class or online.    In Class Approach   This wor...
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 | 07:52 AM
Countless people around the world recently madw their New Year's resolutions for 2019.  I sometimes tell people tha...
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 | 12:11 PM
Like it or not, certain tasks around the house seem to have traditional gender roles attached to them. Females in the fa...
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 | 11:47 AM
I came across a seasonal article from 2015 which offers a psychological perspective on whether 'you' should lie to your ...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 | 09:06 AM
Scroll down the center of this box to see another point of view on the image of president Bush's dog:   Discussion...
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 | 10:13 AM
Here's something you can explore with your students in a number of ways. It might also give them an idea on how to study...
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 | 11:44 AM
A great way to get students thinking about psychological issues, ideas and concepts has always been to relate them to so...
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 12:27 PM
Sometimes it's not easy to live up to the gender roles society has defined for us. Here's how actress Brie Larson handle...
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 | 08:16 AM
Every year psychology students struggle to memorize which medications are given to people with which disorders.  Th...
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 11:03 AM
This post was inspired by an attention-grabbing tweet I read recently, namely: "It is with a heavy heart that I must ann...
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 | 04:35 AM
Like an emotional regression to the mean, hedonic adaptation is the psychological process whereby heightened feelings fa...
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 | 11:51 AM
If you're looking for an engaging way to introduce students to the concept of cognitive biases, I'd definitely recommend...
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 | 12:19 PM
    Right click to copy the link to this video. Here's how to add a link to your MindTap course
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Wed May 30, 2018 | 01:38 PM
Imagine this: you’re walking along a street in Paris with a crowd of other people.  All of the sudden someone notic...
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Thu May 10, 2018 | 06:45 AM
Here's a question for you:   A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the...
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 06:31 AM
One of the saddest aspects of today's world is the number of terrorist attacks and school shootings. How do young p...
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 | 03:51 AM
Inspired by Michael Britt's last blog post on Teaching Science With Humor, I thought this would be a good time to mentio...
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 | 06:40 AM
The topic of researchers doing "p-hacking" and "harking" (hypothesizing after the results are known) to find significant...
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 06:25 AM
Students often say "proof" or "researchers proved...".  Here's a study that might get them re-thinking this te...
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 | 12:24 PM
It appears that while it's possible to "implant" memories in you of events that actually never occurred, recent&nbs...
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 | 09:39 AM
  The proofreader's illusion relates to our failure to notice errors when reading typed materials! No one it seems...
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 | 07:56 AM
We all remember how tough it was going through our teen years.  Now that I am a parent of two teenagers I can relat...
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Thu Dec 21, 2017 | 03:10 AM
In 2012 the world was supposed to end.   It's easy to joke about the whole Mayan calendar end of the world thi...
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 06:21 AM
  When you study psychology you quickly discover that the universal symbol for the discipline is the pitchfork sha...
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 06:18 AM
Inspired by Michael's Britt's post What if the 6 Basic Emotions were expressed as Gifs? Here are 6 bizarre disorder...
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 07:47 AM
When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. (Michael Jordan)   Just like basketball legend ...
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 04:54 AM
Optical illusions have long been a source of interest for many years.   Joseph Jastrow Among his renowned academic ...
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 04:52 AM
With Halloween upon us, I thought it would be a good time to do a blog post on fear!   Interest in the psychology o...
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 | 02:52 AM
Mention the word psychopath and I think it's fair to say that most people think of deranged killers both real and fictio...
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