All posts by: Laura Freberg

The Many Meanings of Theory

There is no question that English can be a complicated, confusing language. I have a great deal of respect for those who master English as a second language. Not only do we have different ways to pronounce things like “ough” […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: readings in psychology for 5 September 2017 #intropsych #Psychscience #psychology

readings for today: the roots of attraction “Scientists have long known about such animal kinship attachments, some known as “imprinting,” but the mechanisms underlying them have been hidden in a black box at the cellular and molecular levels. Now biologists […]

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The Things We Do to Write Textbooks….

You’ve all probably seen and read about “the dress,” or the color constancy phenomenon than not only launched a viral reaction but promoted a special edition of The Journal of Vision. Of course, we are going to include this in our new […]

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Butterflies and Taste Aversion

I haven’t had much time in between working on my three books this year to post many original blogs, but I just couldn’t pass this up. One of the most important things I do during textbook revisions is fact check […]

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readings in psychology for 9 may 2017 #PsychScience #psychology #intropsych #biopsych

Here is what we are reading today: exercise in a pill? “Salk Institute scientists, building on earlier work that identified a gene pathway triggered by running, have discovered how to fully activate that pathway in sedentary mice with a chemical […]

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