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Remembering Daniel Kahneman: A Mosaic of Memories and Lessons

The loss of Daniel Kahneman looms large over the behavioral sciences. The pathbreaking and Nobel-winning psychologist has died at the age of 90. His work deepened our understanding of how the mind works and how people make decisions. In doing so, it transformed the fields of psychology and economics.  … We bring together more than […]

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Student Notebook: Finding Your Path in Psychology

If readers are anything like me, they likely have felt unsure about the direction of their research and have wondered if they’re capable of pursuing that dream research assistantship, postbaccalaureate position, or graduate program. Having gone through the process myself, I hope to show fellow young psychologists that they are not alone in navigating early-career

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How to Build Your Network at Professional Events

Research the conference you’re about to attend. Identify the speakers and attendees you’d like to meet. Consider contacting an attendee before the event to set up a meeting over coffee or lunch. Attend social hours and poster sessions at the event to make new connections.  These are some of the basic steps shared at “Conference

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Parental Engagement Enhances Children’s Therapy Experience and Outcomes

Anxiety is common in children. What methods effectively alleviate their anxiety? How do parents influence the treatment process? Can parents positively affect the treatment outcomes?  In this episode, Under the Cortex features Wendy K. Silverman from Yale University School of Medicine and Jeremy W. Pettit from Florida International University who have recently published an article

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Why Labeling Some People as ‘Gifted’ Actually Hurts Us All

ne of the greatest musical geniuses of our time is Itzhak Perlman—but carrying the weight of that title as a child wasn’t easy. The virtuoso violinist describes his early musical education as the “triangle of hell,” with pressure from (and between) his teacher and his parents. Their motto: do as I say. When Perlman got to Juilliard,

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What we learned from teaching a course on the science of happiness

When you deliver a university course that makes students happier, everybody wants to know what the secret is. What are your tips? What are your top ten recommendations? These are the most asked questions, as if there is some quick, surefire path to happiness. The problem is that there are no life-transforming discoveries, because most

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Talking Politics With Strangers Isn’t as Awful as You’d Expect, Research Suggests

Many of us avoid discussing politics with someone who holds an opposing viewpoint, assuming the exchange will turn nasty or awkward. But having those conversations is far more gratifying than we expect, a new research paper suggests.  Across a series of experiments involving hundreds of U.S. adults, a team of scientists found that individuals underestimate

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