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  • 15 May 2024
    Alan E. Kazdin

    Research Design

    To the public at large, scientific “facts” constantly seem to change. Some of these changes are dramatic. When I was a child there were nine planets in our solar system. However, a child born today will learn there are eight, but maybe one more lurking very far away. Additionally, scientific research once suggested foods such […]

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  • 8 May 2024
    Emilie A. Caspar

    Just Following Orders: From Perpetrator Testimonies to Brain Research

    One night in 2013, I found myself watching a documentary on television about a criminal investigation. Watching such documentaries was not uncommon for me, as my studies in neuropsychology and criminology had fueled my desire to better understand human nature and its association with antisocial conduct. This particular documentary narrated the story of a kindergarten […]

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  • 30 Apr 2024
    Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Jessica Heybach, Dini Metro-Roland

    Question: Why did we include these particular passages in the dedication?

    To the memory of Walter Roberts III (1959–2021) τὸ γάρ τοι θάνατον δεδιέναι, ὦ ἄνδρες,                                             To fear death, gentlemen, οὐδὲν ἄλλο ἐστὶν ἢ δοκεῖν σοφὸν εἶναι μὴ ὄντα:                               is no other than to think oneself wise when one was not δοκεῖν γὰρ εἰδέναι ἐστὶν ἃ οὐκ οἶδεν.                                                It is to think one […]

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  • 29 Apr 2024
    Patrick J. Kenney, Kim L. Fridkin

    Choices in a Chaotic Campaign:  Looking Forward to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

    We write this blog knowing the 2024 presidential election will be a rematch of the 2020 contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.  We are not fully aware, though, how changes in the political landscape from 2020 to 2024 will alter how citizens make decisions at the ballot box.  In our book, Choices in a […]

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  • 10 Apr 2024
    Orla T. Muldoon

    I’ve Overshared and it’s too late to Retract

    I have described writing my forthcoming book as something I needed to do, almost like an itch that needed to be scratched.   But now that it is finished, I have very mixed feelings about its imminent publication.  The bravery and the enthusiasm project have long since evaporated and replaced by a combination of nerves and […]

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  • 13 Feb 2024
    Gerd Gigerenzer

    The Intelligence of Intuition

    Intuition is an ultimate experience, beyond words: We know more than we can tell. This phenomenon upsets many who believe in rationality as a purely conscious activity. People often confuse intuition with a sixth sense or the arbitrary judgments of inept decision makers. But intuition is neither caprice nor irrationality; it is unconscious intelligence based […]

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  • 6 Dec 2023
    Amanda T. Abbott-Jones

    Cognitive and Emotional Study Strategies for Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education

    I am passionate about providing students who may struggle with their studies cognitive and motivational guidance by advising on suitable study skills strategies that are: practical, appropriate for how the individual learner processes information, and effective for helping the student overcome barriers connected to the University environment. My working experience as a specific learning difficulties […]

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  • 29 Nov 2023
    Rhiannon Pugh, Adam Polnay

    (Re)discovering the Basics of Therapy: A Continuing Process for Psychotherapists

    As clinicians involved in training and supervision, we have observed in others and ourselves how starting psychotherapy with a patient is often anxiety-provoking for both parties. This experience may leave new therapists in particular feeling de-skilled. Learning a new style of working can add to a feeling of being at sea. It is perfectly understandable […]

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