Bullying

27 Sep

Sibling bullying is more likely in families with three or more children. Bullies are more likely to be first borns and older brothers. (In brief. Sibling bullying. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), p. 16) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

COVID-19 dreams

24 Sep

COVID-19 has crept into our dreams. It has increased our dreaming and our memory for our dreams. It has impacted the content of our dreams, making them COVID-19 relevant. (Neilson, T. (2020). Infectious dreams. Scientific American, 323(4),30-35) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Cognition

20 Sep

People in all disciplines seem to come up with their most creative ideas and best problem solving when their minds are wandering off-topic and they are not working on a problem. (In brief. “AHA!” moments. Monitor on Psychology, 2019 50(5), p. 16) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Consciousness

7 Sep

A recent study in Science Advances suggested that a complex pattern of brain activity detectable by fMRI underlies human consciousness. This finding offers promise for a new method of defining and detecting human consciousness. (In brief. Detecting conscious signals. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

4 Sep

Lawyer Clarence Darrow: The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Influence

29 Aug

The use of moral rather than economic arguments is more likely to convince an employer to address a social issue. (In brief. Corporate Morality. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), pp. 12-13) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

23 Aug

Author Douglas Adams: If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it can not afford to have is a sense of proportion. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

21 Aug

Economist Thomas Schelling: One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination, is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Communication

13 Aug

Small teams of scientists are more likely than large teams to bring up innovative ideas. Big teams of scientists are more likely to expand and build on existing ideas. Both functions are important. (In brief. Small teams, big ideas. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), p.12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Gender

9 Aug

In countries where there are more women scientists, girls are more likely to score higher on a test of math self-concept. (In brief. Math, science, and gender-equality. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), p. 11) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com