How Entitled Are Contemporary Students?

We professors hear quite a bit about students who feel “entitled.” Although most of us have a few war stories to tell, it seems like this is a small minority of students to me. However, the minority that engages in […]

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readings in psychology for 10 december 2015 #psychology #psychscience #intropsych

  Here is what we are reading today: gray matter and youth with problems “The researchers from the University of Birmingham found that, compared to typically developing youths, those with behavioural problems show grey matter reductions specifically within the amygdala, […]

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Medicating ADHD

My students know that I have some major biases (I try to share these upfront), and in particular, I really don’t like the idea of medicating developing brains when alternative treatments are available. I am not a clinician, and I […]

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Eyes and Honesty

Our lives are becoming increasingly public and archived. Social psychologists have known for a long time that being watched can change the way people behave, but the concept of “being watched” might mean something very different in the age of Google […]

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Eating Sweets and Remembering

I am the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth. I do not understand people who say that something is “too sweet.” That concept completely eludes me (with the exception of anything with artificial sweeteners or high fructose […]

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