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  • September 21, 2014
  • 11:43 PM

The Short Story of Self-Control for Lawyers

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Juries hear the phrase “Excuse me, objection your Honor  . . . .”, or some other form, often not as polite, frequently during trials.  Due to TV and the movies, American jurors probably expect to hear the courtroom gladiator scream “I object . . . . !”   Alternatively, some lawyers ponder the dynamic flow [...]
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Inzlicht, M., Legault, L., & Teper, R. (2014) Exploring the Mechanisms of Self-Control Improvement. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(4), 302-307. DOI: 10.1177/0963721414534256  

  • August 18, 2014
  • 06:14 PM

The 10,000-Hour rule is nonsense

by Richard Kunert in Brain's Idea

Have you heard of Malcom Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule? The key to success in any field is practice, and not just a little. A new publication in the journal Psychological Science had a good look at all the evidence and concludes that this rule is nonsense. No Einstein in you, I am afraid. The authors of […]... Read more »

  • July 2, 2014
  • 10:30 AM

Is Outrage Over the Facebook Mood Manipulation Study Anti-Science or Ignorance?

by Richard Landers in NeoAcademic

By now, you’ve probably heard about the latest controversy coming from Facebook – a researcher internal to Facebook, along with two university collaborators, recently published a paper in PNAS[1] that included an experimental manipulation of mood. Specifically, the researchers randomly assigned about 700,000 Facebook users to test an interesting causal question: does the emotional content […]The post Is Outrage Over the Facebook Mood Manipulation Study Anti-Science or Ignorance........ Read more »

Kramer, A., Guillory, J., & Hancock, J. (2014) Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(24), 8788-8790. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1320040111  

  • June 19, 2014
  • 12:22 AM

Cancer Vaccine

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

Finally, a possible vaccine for cancer. [Infographic]... Read more »

Yukai He,, Yuan Hong,, Yibing Peng,, Lisa Butterfield,, Sheng Guo,, David Bartlett,, David Munn1,, Jose Guevara-Patino,, Junfeng Pang,, & Nahid Mivechi,. (2014) Engineering AFP and GPC3 to create highly immunogenic gene vaccines to prevent carcinogen-induced murine autochthonous hepatocellular carcinoma. The Journal of Immunology, 192(1). info:/

  • June 13, 2014
  • 03:05 PM

Procrastination & Sleep

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The newest form of procrastination and a rising health issue: bedtime procrastination. [Infographic]... Read more »

  • June 6, 2014
  • 01:51 PM

Self-Healing Metals

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

Metals that can repair themselves: a new standard for industry. [Infographic]... Read more »

Hassan, M., Mehrpouya, M., Emamian, S., & Sheikholeslam, M. (2013) Review of Self-Healing Effect on Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Structures. Advanced Materials Research, 87-92. DOI: 10.4028/  

  • June 5, 2014
  • 01:30 AM

Mindfulness For Kids – Is It A Good Idea?

by Pranita Sohony in Workout Trends

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, How I wonder what you are? Up above the diamond….the world…sky….” [Long Pause] [Sobbing] [Curtains close] And your child comes running to you only to hug you and cry incessantly, leaving you disappointed. Are you sorry and lost? Would this have made you happy…? Alternate scenario: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, How […]
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  • June 3, 2014
  • 10:56 AM

Gene Scissors

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

Gene scissors allow scientists to cut out any gene: a dream for gene therapy! [Infographic]... Read more »

  • May 30, 2014
  • 06:40 PM

Should Doctors ‘Google’ Their Patients?

by Jalees Rehman in Fragments of Truth

Beware of what you share. Employers now routinely utilize internet search engines or social network searches to obtain information about job applicants. A survey of 2,184 hiring managers and human resource professionals conducted by the online employment website revealed that 39% use social networking sites to research job candidates. Of the group who used social networks to evaluate job applicants, 43% found content on a social networking site that caused them to not hire a ca........ Read more »

  • April 30, 2014
  • 10:30 AM

Should You Keep Using Paper Advertisements to Recruit Job Candidates?

by Richard Landers in NeoAcademic

In an upcoming issue of Human Resource Management, Baum and Kabst[1] examine the effectiveness of recruitment websites alongside more traditional paper recruitment materials. They conclude that the most effective recruitment is done with a combination of the two. To determine this, the researchers sampled 284 German university students, primarily business administration majors, brought into a […]The post Should You Keep Using Paper Advertisements to Recruit Job Candidates? appeared first o........ Read more »

  • April 27, 2014
  • 03:44 PM

Failure of Further Learning

by Joshua Fisher in Text Savvy

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The central idea in the paper I discuss here is the "failure-of-further-learning" effect--an effect documented since the 1930s.Kay (1955), for example, observed that after initially 'learning' and recalling text passages read to them, subjects did not learn anything new from further exposure to the passages. Rather, the subjects' initial recall of the material seemed practically impervious to change:"[Participant........ Read more »

Fritz, C., Morris, P., Reid, B., Aghdassi, R., & Naven, C. (2013) Failure of further learning: Activities, structure, and meaning. British Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12060  

  • April 18, 2014
  • 02:56 PM

Moving Beyond “Just-So Stories”: Young Children Can Be Taught Basic Natural Selection

by amikulak in Daily Observations

Spend more than a few hours with a child under the age of 10 and “why?” is a question you’re likely to hear a. Children are naturally curious explorers, and […]... Read more »

  • April 9, 2014
  • 10:30 AM

People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong

by Richard Landers in NeoAcademic

In an upcoming special issue of Social Science Computer Review, Landers and Callan[1] set out to understand how people actually use social media while at work and how it affects their job performance.  By polling workers across a wide variety of jobs (across at least 17 industries), they identified 8 broad ways that people use social […]Related articles from NeoAcademic:Textual Harassment at Work: Romance and Sexual Harassment on Social MediaGamification, Social Media, Mobile, and MTurk ........ Read more »

  • March 28, 2014
  • 10:57 AM

Patching the Leaky Pipeline of Women in STEM

by amikulak in Daily Observations

March is designated Women’s History Month in the United States, recognizing “generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” And yet, as we […]... Read more »

  • March 26, 2014
  • 10:30 AM

Is I/O Psychology Ruining Human Resources?

by Richard Landers in NeoAcademic

In a recent issue of Human Resource Management Journal, Godard[1] provides a provocatively-titled opinion piece: “The psychologisation of employment relations?”  The central arguments of this paper are that 1) human resources management (HRM) is interdisciplinary, 2) industrial relations has historically been an important part of HRM, 3) organizational behavior has taken over HRM, pushing out industrial […]Related articles from NeoAcademic:Free Gamification of Human Resources........ Read more »

Godard, J. (2014) The psychologisation of employment relations?. Human Resource Management Journal, 24(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12030  

  • March 26, 2014
  • 01:05 AM

Athletic Training Students’ Perceived Lack of Respect Causes Frustration during Clinical Experiences

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletic training students, who are involved in clinical experiences, report the highest levels of frustration when they experience a lack of respect from coaches, athletes, and their preceptors. They also experience frustration trying to balance their clinical experience with other obligations.... Read more »

  • March 25, 2014
  • 01:02 AM

“I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research

by Mark Rubin in Mark Rubin's Social Psychology Research Blog

Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action." In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration among student........ Read more »

  • March 5, 2014
  • 01:03 AM

Gravitational Changes in Hand -Wrist Volume are Smaller in Older Adults as Compared to Younger Adults

by JCVM in JScholar Publishers

Vascular compliance is a characteristic of the blood vessel wall to expand or contract with changes in pressure, and is reduced with aging or diseases like arteriosclerosis. Our goal was to investigate how hand-volume changes differ with age and to provide a simple non-invasive method to assess vascular compliance. We hypothesized that gravity-related, hand-wrist volume changes are greater in younger than in older healthy volunteers. Thirty-five healthy volunteers were classified into two age gr........ Read more »

EA Kraus, JM Kim, AR Hargens. (2014) Gravitational Changes in Hand -Wrist Volume are Smaller in Older Adults as Compared to Younger Adults. Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, 2(1), 1-6. info:/2: 102

  • March 1, 2014
  • 05:01 AM

New Article: Opening Teaching Landscapes

by Ernesto Priego in ePriego

I collaborated with Javiera Atenas (UCL) and Leo Havemann (Birkbeck) in an article now out on Open Praxis, a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. It is published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education - ICDE.... Read more »

Javiera Atenas, Leo Havemann, & Ernesto Priego. (2014) Opening teaching landscapes: The importance of quality assurance in the delivery of open educational resources. Open Praxis, 6(1), 29-43. info:/

  • February 27, 2014
  • 01:39 AM

Nanotechnology and Smart Materials for “More than Moore” – It’s a Small World After All!

by JNSM in JScholar Publishers

Ever since Gordon Moore fore told about the future of the integrated circuit (IC) back in 1965 [1], Moore’s law was not only an accurate forecast of the achievements that microelectronics community has made, but also was a yardstick of the appropriate level of the commercial development in microelectronics for the past five decades. Such an amazing pace of the IC technology development was possible essentially because of simple two-dimensional (2D) structure of the metal-oxide-semiconducto........ Read more »

Jeong Bong Lee. (2014) Nanotechnology and Smart Materials for “More than Moore” – It’s a Small World After All!. Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, 1(1), 1-3. info:/1: 102

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