Top 4 Things to Know About Psychology (1)

1. Psychology Is Both an Applied and Theoretical Discipline Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act, and feel. Research psychologi...[More]

Top 4 Things to Know About Psychology (2)

3. Psychologists Utilize Scientific Methods Psychologists use objective scientific methods to understand, explain, and predict human behavior. Psychological studies are highly structured, beginning with a hypothesis that is then empirically tested. As ps...[More]

Innate Teaching Skills 'Part of Human Nature'

​Some 40 years ago, Washington State University anthropologist Barry Hewlett noticed that when the Aka pygmies stopped to rest between hunts, parents would give their infants small axes, digging sticks and knives....[More]

It’s Easier to Learn Words That Sound Like What They Mean

​What makes some words easier to learn than others? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University taught Japanese words to Dutch students and found that ideophones -- words that sound like what they mean -- are easie...[More]

Distinct 'God Spot' In The Brain Does Not Exist

​Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a "God spot," one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, University of Missouri researchers have completed research that indicates spirituality is a complex phenomenon, and m...[More]