Money vs. Happiness

It’s commencement time, and psychology researchers say those valedictory speeches about how success isn’t measured in riches are much more than mere platitudes. As this ScienCentral News video explains, they’ve found new evidence that “American Dream” achievements like wealth, fame and image are not the keys to happiness.


Go Play Outside

Feeling like you’re suffering from brain drain and you can’t concentrate? Psychologists have now found out that taking some time to interact with nature, even in cold weather, can make you a bit smarter.


Red Sways Men

It may be that red is the color of Valentine’s Day because hearts are red. Or there may be more to it than that. Psychology researchers have found that the color red makes women more attractive to males.


School Alleviates Stress Instead of Causing It…For Once

Psychology professor Richard Wiseman has created just the thing for me. On October 21, he unveiled what is being called “the world’s most relaxing room” at the University of Hertfordshire’s Health and Human Sciences Research Institute Showcase.

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Baby Talk & Brain Waves

Researchers studying the brains of toddlers say the strength of their brain waves can indicate language ability. The research might lead to early identification of language impairment.


Baby Talk & Brain Waves

Researchers studying the brains of toddlers say the strength of their brain waves can indicate language ability. The research might lead to early identification of language impairment. [If you cannot see the flash video below, you can click here for a high quality mp4 video.] Interviewees: April Benasich, Center for Neurosciences at Rutgers& Gary Marcus, […]


Wearing Red: An Olympic Advantage?

Wondering who’s got an edge in the next game or Olympic event? Here’s a hint: watch out for the contenders in red.


Voting Influence

Researchers have discovered that where you vote can influence how you vote. They found that images that surround you, what consumer researchers call “cues,” could influence your decisions.

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Tip of the Tongue: Web Extra

ScienCentral went out on the streets of New York City to catch people having real tip-of-the-tongue experiences.


Tip of the Tongue Learning

When you can’t quite remember a tricky word or somebody’s name, trying to excavate it from your memory might be the worst thing you can do, according to new psychology research.



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