psychology Tag

Every day we hear news about rape, domestic violence, poverty, corruption and various other social issues which make us wonder how can we try and lessen the prevalence of such things. However, eradicating such issues or solving these problems in a day is a difficult thing to do. So here is the point where the art of communication comes into play. The art of communication...

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Terrorizing the whole of America during the Great Depression, Bonnie and Clyde have been the most infamous of couples. Known for their bank robberies and gruesome murders, their exploits captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is occasionally referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. They also gained a reputation in the cinematic world.   In 1967, a...

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For years, mental illness has been a huge taboo in our society and continues to be so. Our mental health comprises of stuff that exists in our personal lives, professional lives as well as any trauma or hard time we may have gone through. However, the issue doesn’t only lie in the difficulties we face, it also lies in the solutions. Every human being has...

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SAD

The holidays are a joyous time, where all your family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and just as well, life. However, it is researched that this is also a time where people feel increasingly stressed or just SAD. No, not the emotion sad, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is one of the major forms of depression that is more prominent among these...

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lab

The mind is an interesting subject to study on, with its intricate, complicated nuances making people act the way they do. Ajay Satpute thought along these same lines, which made him try his hand in many fields - such as psychology and religion - before finally settling on neuroscience. After completing his graduation and post-doctoral from the University of California and Columbia University respectively, he...

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Podcasts have existed on the web for nearly a decade and a half, and pretty much in the same way you know them now: pre-recorded audio files of spoken-word shows that you can download, stream, and play on any internet-connected device.   Now, there are over a hundred thousand different podcasts on various platforms like Spotify and Audible. The variety of the topics that are being talked...

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misinformation

Northeastern University, along with Harvard University collaborated to put together a conference on the hot yet serious topic of fake news. Many people, including social media gurus to political scientists, attended the convention held in Harvard’s law school. David Lazer, a renowned professor of Political Science at the Northeastern, along with Harvard professor Matthew Baum organised the entire conference.   “A well-functioning democracy requires a healthy ecosystem...

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predictions

Predictions are not always accurate, even when it comes to weather forecasts; and here we thought weather guys were always right! Nancy Kim, in her book, has actually tried to prove how predictions will only be seldom correct. She is an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern University and is eagerly studying conceptual thinking, decision-making, and reasoning. Her book ‘Judgment and Decision-Making in the Lab...

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curiosity

Raina Levin, as people her age usually are, was confused about her path after college. Her first year was spent on thinking about where she will not only get a proper education but will also be motivated to explore new avenues, in the world and inside of her as well. She, obviously, settled on Northeastern University. She did apply to many schools, all of them...

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Failure in science

Failure in science and research is inevitable. Though few scientists talk about their failures, the consensus of a nation admitting to or recognising failures is subpar. Every second a scientist experiences failure in their experiment. However, what many people don’t evaluate is the fact that science, its postulations, theories, and proofs are based on a countless number of failures out of which one success has...

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