Category: Popular Psychology

Academic acceleration has no negative long-term effects on the psychological well-being of gifted youth

Academic acceleration has no negative long-term effects on the psychological well-being of gifted youth Academic acceleration has no negative long-term effects on the psychological well-being of gifted youth by Bonnie Ertelt Aug. 3, 2020, 4:25 PM JEFF BERGEN/ISTOCK A new longitudinal study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology from Vanderbilt’s Study of Mathematically Precocious […]

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A 1973 Bank Robbery Gave the World ‘Stockholm Syndrome’—But There’s More to the Story Than That

A 1973 Bank Robbery Gave the World ‘Stockholm Syndrome’—But There’s More to the Story Than That The popular conception of what Stockholm syndrome means was not even part of the original narrative about the 1973 hostage crisis Read More…

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Famous psychologist faces posthumous reckoning

Famous psychologist faces posthumous reckoning One of Anthony Pelosi’s most ambitious projects was on the back burner for more than 2 decades. In the early 1990s, Pelosi, a psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Glasgow, published two extensive critiques of the work of Hans Eysenck, a giant of 20th century psych… Read More…

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3 Surprisingly Popular Robinhood Stocks

3 Surprisingly Popular Robinhood Stocks Though Robinhood investors are best known for chasing highly volatile stocks, they’ve latched onto three stodgy companies. Read More…

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Conspiracy theories around COVID-19 continue to spread. Experts weigh in on why people believe them.

Conspiracy theories around COVID-19 continue to spread. Experts weigh in on why people believe them. Korin Miller July 31, 2020, 8:09 PM More than 200 people gathered at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to protest the face mask mandate that multiple counties are under in the state. (Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) When […]

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Misinformation on Coronavirus is Proving Highly Contagious

Misinformation on Coronavirus is Proving Highly Contagious Experts worry the torrent of bad information is dangerously undermining efforts to slow the virus, whose death toll in the U.S. hit 150,000 on July 29. Image via AP Photo/David Goldman This article is republished here with permission from The Associated Press . This content is shared here […]

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The Death Toll From the Coronavirus Hits 150,000 in the U.S. — By Far the Highest in the World

The Death Toll From the Coronavirus Hits 150,000 in the U.S. — By Far the Highest in the World COVID-19 The Death Toll From the Coronavirus Hits 150,000 in the U.S. — By Far the Highest in the World The Death Toll From the Coronavirus Hits 150,000 in the U.S. — By Far the Highest […]

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The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era

The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era We owe it to ourselves now and in the future to be deliberate, realistic and hopeful about what touch and technology can do, and what they can’t. Read More…

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20 must-see documentaries to explain the world in 2020 | Film | The Guardian

20 must-see documentaries to explain the world in 2020 | Film | The Guardian From climate change to Black Lives Matter, these are the films that best capture and explain what’s going on around us. 1. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (2020) Director: Lisa Bryant Netflix It’s a must-watch because… An ongoing scandal of unchecked power […]

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Shedding Irrational Fears About Internet-Based Technology

Shedding Irrational Fears About Internet-Based Technology How we can learn from psychology and history to stop “technology panics.” Read More…

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