Stories tagged: psychology
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Crowded airplanes heighten aggression – we know that from studying rats
It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft, the more aggressive those passengers become. But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the case.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Max Roser: No, 2016 wasn’t the worst year
This lack of knowledge about how our world is changing is not a new phenomenon. Surveys from long before 2016 – the era before the world turned “post-factual” – show …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Vestal: Spokane psychologist who developed CIA’s waterboarding program has become a torture pundit amid Trump’s ‘torture works’ rhetoric
After president-elect Trump’s statements supporting torture of enemy combatants, a Spokane psychologist who helped design the CIA’s waterboarding program says the country must do what’s necessary to collect enemy information …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
GU professor’s study finds gratitude is golden
Turns out mom was right – again. Remembering to say “thank you,” a custom long considered beneficial in an intuitive sense, now can be shown scientifically to improve your social …
Mon., June 30, 2014, 12:50 p.m.
Supreme Court upholds ban on gay conversion therapy
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Mormon church appointee aided CIA on terror
A Spokane psychologist who helped develop controversial interrogation methods, which some human rights groups say amount to torture, became the new spiritual leader of a Mormon congregation on the South …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s drug fails study but flashes potential
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help …
Tue., Feb. 27, 1996
Time Has Come To Kick Yourself Out Of The Nest
Do you notice your perspective changing? Psychologically something has to die before a new self can be born. The cycle of death and rebirth has definite phases, although there is …
Sun., Feb. 18, 1996
Bridging The Gap Raising Teenage Girls Takes Special Finesse And Understanding
Parent: “Good morning, Amy.” (No response) Parent: (Clears throat) “Did you sleep well?” Daughter: (Opens refrigerator) “What? Yeah I guess.” (Long pause. Parent contemplates coffee) … - from Daughters, a …
Mon., Aug. 21, 1995
New Words Bring New Attitudes
Remember when we were kids and got caught saying a bad word? Many of us were told to “watch your language.” When I was a kid, I never really understood …