21 Feb

People who identify themselves as belonging to a higher social class tend to be overconfident, and others seem to agree with them. (In brief. High social class breeds confidence. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(8), p. 16)


13 Feb

Philip K. Dick: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.


7 Feb

A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that people were likely to dislike the bearers of bad news. (In brief. Don’t shoot the messenger. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(8), p. 12)


1 Feb

Research with 3,294 subjects over 18years showed that optimistic people who persist toward their goals are at lower risk for mood and anxiety disorders. (In brief. Follow your dreams. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(8), p. 11)


28 Jan

Although there has been 50 years of research, suicide prediction is still only a little better than chance. (Weir, K. (2019). Better ways to prevent suicide. Monitor on Psychology, 50(7), 38-47)


24 Jan

George Orwell: If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to

Saving earnings

15 Jan

Research suggests that people are more likely to save money when they feel more personally insecure about their futures than when they anticipate future success. (In brief. Saving for a rainy day. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(7), p. 18)


10 Jan

Findings from eleven experiments with 1200 online subjects found that people avoid feeling empathy for other people because of the emotional and cognitive effort it demands. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(7), p. 13)


28 Dec

A 10-minute message can be an effective stress reliever. (Mind, Mood & Memory, 2020,16(12), p.2)


24 Dec

Older adults are functioning better than those of the same age 30 years ago. (Mind, Mood, & Memory, 2020, 16(12), p. 2)