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School of Psychology

Psychology Science Minute

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.

Why present one minute spots for psychological science?

  1. There’s been exciting progress in psychology.  It has made a difference in our lives, as have other scientific discoveries in the past 50 years.
  2. People really don’t know many ideas are based on psychological research. They may be surprised to learn about the varying specialties of expertise within our field.
  3. People may benefit from consulting a psychologist but do not do so because:
    • There is still a stigma at seeing a psychologist, unlike other professionals such as auto mechanics, medical doctors, lawyers, plumbers, and other professionals providing expertise
    • They don’t know what psychologists do differently from counseling, social workers, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals
    • They do not understand that there is a science of psychology that is the basis for the profession.
  4. There are many myths about psychology that people should know are untrue.
  5. There are many small bits of scientific based facts that would be helpful in everyone’s daily lives and thus implemented by many if we dispersed them more widely.
  6. Messages can be timely...Health care, violence, sexual abuse, conflict, torture, politics of opinion polls, basis for laws and new policies...are periodically in the news.
  7. We have a responsibility to educate the public about our science.

Psychology Science Minute Podcasts

402 Attachment & Involvement
Research by Brown, G. L., Mangelsdorf, S. C., Shigeto, A., & Wong, M. S. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S Children feel loved and thrive when they can depend upon their parents’ fulfilling their needs and loving them. The more adult interactions, the more advanced the child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development and attachment.  How [...]

401 Neighbors & Serious Mental Illness
Research by Kriegel, L. S., Townley, G., Brusilovskiy E., Salzer, M. S. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. Do those who have a Serious Mental Illness (such as schizophrenia, severe bipolar disorder, or severe depression) feel rejected, socially isolated and lonely? Do they know their neighbors and feel they belong in their neighborhood? Psychologists compared [...]

400 Emotion Differentiation & Depression
Research by Starr, Lisa R., Hershenberg, R., Shaw, Z. A., Li, Y. I., & Santee, A. C. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  How well can you identify and label your negative emotions? Negative emotion differentiation is the ability to label your feelings precisely, e.g., telling the difference between anger, depression, anxiety, panic, guilt, and [...]

399 Purpose & Health
Research by Kang, Yoona, Strecher, V. J., Kim, E., & Falk, E. B. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  If we have core values and a sense of purpose in life, we’ll likely make healthier choices over the person who has conflicts between competing unhealthy but alluring choices, like not making effort to get a [...]

398 Coping Strategies & Mental Health
Research by Zainal, Nur, Hani, & Newman, M. G. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorders are mental disorders that often reoccur after a period of remission. What coping strategies might reduce their frequency? Researchers evaluated the relationship between disorder frequency and coping strategies such as goal persistence (continued [...]

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