Archive | Cognition RSS feed for this section

Cognition

14 Oct

Too much structure stifles creativity. (In brief. Wild ideas. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(7), p. 13) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Cognition

31 Aug

Ignorance is bliss. One thousand subjects were asked if they wanted to know about future negative events, and 85% to 90% didn’t want to know. They were also asked if they wanted to know about future positive events, and 40% to 70% didn’t want to know , except if it were about the sex of a future child. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(6), p. 10) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Facts

22 Aug

A social psychologist at the University of California Irvine analyzed 41 experimental studies using more than 1200 subjects. They found that those who identified themselves as conservatives or liberals showed almost equal partisan bias when evaluating empirical evidence.9 Weir, K. Why we believe alternative facts: How motivation, identity and ideology combine to undermine human judgment. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), pp. 34-39) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com.

Cognition

13 Aug

It takes slightly longer to lie than to tell the truth. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), 11-12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

CBT

19 Jul

After a 10 week course in cognitive behavioral therapy, MRIs showed structural changes associated with emotional regulation and self-control. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), p. 10) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Cognition

15 Jan

More years of education are associated with a lower dementia risk. (In brief, Aging. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, February, p. 10.) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Learning

5 Oct

When learning a new language, listen to it while doing other things and listen silently, rather than saying the sounds at the same time you are listening. (Greenwood, V. Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(1),p.8) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com