‘Tis The Season for Snuggles: The Psychology of Cuffing Season

[♪ INTRO] It’s chilly out, which means it’s time to cuddle! No, I mean it. We’re in the thick of what’s known as cuffing season. It’s the time of year when we’re more likely to want to settle down with a romantic partner …at least for a little while. It runs from approximately October through February for those of us […]

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Psychology: Science in Action – “I’m a psychologist”

We are problem solvers. How can we use our science, our theories, our methods, to control that problem? I can basically ask any question I want about how we behave. It’s fun because you get to think about complex relationships. I’ve got the ability to take the data and to think critically about what might really be going on. What […]

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Can These Psychology Strategies Prevent Bullying?

[ ♪INTRO ] Getting picked on in school… well, it’s terrible. And when you have to go to the same school every day, facing the same bullies, things can start to feel bleak or even hopeless. This is something parents and teachers worry about, too. After all, if your student comes to you saying they’re being harassed by their classmates, […]

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FNR ATTRACT Fellows: Pedro Cardoso Leite (experimental psychology)

When they see video games, many people think it’s a stupid activity, just a waste of time – but in fact in researchers have observed that they have interesting properties for learning My research is about the relationship between technology and cognition – the human mind I’m Pedro Cardoso-Leite, I’m an experimental psychologist and FNR ATTRACT Fellow at the University […]

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ATTENTION WARS | Trailer

Now, what’s the price of your attention? If you’re spending 25% of your waking life on Instagram, YouTube or Facebook; what’s that worth to you? Because it’s worth a lot to tech companies. It’s been said these companies are in a high stakes battle for our attention, that we have distraction disease and the fabric of society is being ripped […]

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Think, Question, Get Inspired – New Welfare State

Finnish welfare state is a globally admired success story However, due to low fertility, aging population and economic constraints the welfare model is becoming both socially and economically unsustainable. Disadvantages are still concentrating on the same families and neighborhoods and the welfare state seems to be poorly equipped in dealing with those problems. We at the University of Turku are […]

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Early Intervention for Psychosis: Building a Mental Health Community | Rachel Waford | TEDxDecatur

Transcriber: Daniel Enger Reviewer: Tanya Cushman So as psychologists and counselors, we spend quite a lot of time and energy trying to create spaces that are open and accepting and safe. Now, that doesn’t keep people from feeling really apprehensive to visit our spaces to share examples of challenge and distress. This is especially true for individuals experiencing psychotic illnesses […]

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Psychologists Address Climate Change: Special Report with Kim Mills

Hello and welcome to a special episode of Speaking of Psychology, a podcast from the American Psychological Association that explores the connections between psychological science and everyday life. I’m your host, Kaitlin Luna. This special episode features a report by APA’s Kim Mills, who attended the first-ever International Summit on Psychology’s Contributions to Global Health in Lisbon, Portugal, in November. […]

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This Sleep Disorder Makes it Seem Like Ghosts are Visiting You – Sharp Science

Hey, do you ever wake up from deep sleep and feel like a spirit or a demon is haunting you, or sitting on you, or that you’re being visited by aliens at night, but you can’t move or make a sound? You might just be experiencing sleep paralysis. Thanks Kyle, get off. (Sound) Anyone who’s ever had sleep paralysis will […]

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