School of Psychology

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

  • 344 Delay Gratification Over Generations
    Research by Carlson, S. M., Shoda, Y., Ayduk, O., Aber, L., Schaefer, C., Sethi, A., Wilson, N., Peake, P. K., & Mischel (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Have you heard people say, “Kids today can’t wait, they must get things immediately!” Researchers from seven large US universities studied whether children from the 1960’s, 1980’s, and [...]
  • 343 Behavior & Future Success
    Research by Spengler, P., Damian R. I., & Roberts, B. W. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Youth IQ, socioeconomic, and personality factors predict later occupational success, but can our attitudes and habits in high school predict it too? Researchers tested whether behaviors in school such as sense of responsibility, interest in school, and writing and reading [...]
  • 342 Twin Advantage & Survival
    Research by Sharrow, David., J., & Anderson, James, J. (2016). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Being a twin can have advantages, such as always having a friend around or someone to share blame with. Could being a twin have an overall survival advantage compared to the rest of us? University of Washington researchers studied the difference [...]
  • 341 Synchronous Movement & Opponents
    Research by Fessler, Daniel, M., T., & Holbrook, Collin (2014). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Previous research suggests that when individuals engage in synchronous movements, there is an increase in cooperation within the group. If that is true, does it follow that moving in sync would make you perceive a prospective adversary as weaker and less of [...]
  • 340 Social Class & Emotions
    Research by Piff, Paul K., & Moskowitz, Jake P. (2017). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. We often see individuals, belonging to the rich social class, having fun and expressing positive emotions on social media.  But is this real? Do rich class individuals, defined as those with more income, display more positive emotions than those from “other” [...]

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