The Psychology Science Minute shares brief (one minute long) summaries of current psychological science research and its importance to your life. To view all of our Psychology Science Minutes, visit our blog.
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368 Avoidance Behaviors & Mental Health
Research by Thibodeau, Ryan & Principino, Heather M. (2018) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Have you ever moved seats because someone made you feel uncomfortable? Researchers wanted to study these behaviors in relation to mental health and medical stigma. Researchers asked participants to meet a volunteer from a local health organization who would ask questions [...]
367 Parents & Friendship
Research by Dickson, Daniel. J., Huey, M., Laursen, B., Kiuru, N., Nurmi, Jari-Erik. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. We all know that parents have considerable influence over the lives of their children, both positively and negatively. But do they influence whether a young child can maintain friends? Researchers investigated whether characteristics of parents would [...]
366 Grief & Physical Difficulties
Research by Fagundes, Christopher P., Brown, R. L., Chen, M. A., Murdock, K. W., Saucedo, L., LeRoy, A…. Heijnen, Cobi (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. When we have a great loss, we experience grief and depression. Research indicates depression can bring upon inflammation in the body, as seen in heart difficulties. So, does grief [...]
365 Expert Witness & Credibility
Research by Cramer, Robert. J., Brodsky, Stanely. L., DeCoster, Jamie., (2009). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. How do jurors assess an individual’s credibility? What makes them believe one person more? Researchers were interested in what factors could impact perceived credibility of male expert witnesses. They assessed whether the expert witness’ confidence and the personality characteristics [...]
364 Childhood Memories & Health
Research by Chopik, William. J., & Edelstein, Robin. S. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Do our memories of early experiences of being cared for by parents affect our mental and physical health in later life? Researchers studied early caregiving memories, depressive symptoms and physical health in middle-aged and older adults. They used two samples: [...]
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