psychology

Sep 28, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Driving Speed Affected When a Driver’s Mind ‘Wanders’

Research finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver’s mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving.

Sep 26, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Older Drivers Adapt Their Thinking to Improve Road Hazard Detection

A recent study finds older drivers adapt their responses in heavy traffic to better identify road hazards.

Sep 25, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study: There Is Almost No Research on What Distinguishes Potential Terrorists

A recent analysis of the existing research on factors associated with an individual’s risk for engaging in terrorist activity highlights how little we know about these factors.

Aug 24, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

1 in 5 Women With Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet

A recent study finds 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.

Aug 23, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits

A recent study of homeless adults finds women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.

Jul 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Day-to-Day Experiences Affect Awareness of Aging, Mood

A study of older adults finds an individual’s awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought.

May 25, 2017  |  The Abstract

You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It

Science is a process, not a collection of facts. (Though the facts are pretty interesting.)

May 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

Daily Stress Can Trigger Uptick in Illegal Drug Use for Those on Parole, Probation

A recent study finds that even small, day-to-day stressors can cause an increase in illegal drug use among people on probation or parole who have a history of substance use.

Apr 17, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma

A study of military veterans who went through trauma finds that those who have related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience “post-traumatic growth” – such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.

Mar 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.