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Psychology Awesomeness

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Psychology Awesomeness

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Emotional Arcade pits regular people in a competition to experience emotions as strongly as they can, while monitoring their brain activity.

Technology Is Not Driving Us Apart After All. Great coverage of an important and interesting issue, and some fascinating researchers!

Feeling mad? New devices sense mood — and tell others.

Don't let your tech toys trick you into working too much. "The increased productivity associated with staying connected to work in the evening hours is often achieved at the cost of mental health, yielding higher stress levels which may lead to poor recovery, impaired performance, fatigue, and sleep complaints."

Super heroes give out more chocolate, villains more chili sauce. "Our results indicate that just five minutes of role-play in virtual environments as either a hero or villain can easily cause people to reward or punish anonymous strangers," says lead researcher Gunwoo Yoon of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Virtual avatars may impact real-world behavior

sciencedaily.com

Technically this is based on a sociology study, but it's still very awesome and relevant. danah shares a much needed well-balanced perspective on how and why kids use social media. The differences between kids' and adults' expectations are very revealing.

Great selfies psych collection, but it's definitely missing Karen Dill's Selfies & Status Updates post! www.psychologytod...

How do the emotional systems in our brain influence how news stories spread on Facebook? Here’s how...

This winter, visit over a steaming latte. Warmth makes an impact on the ‘Heartwarming’ Nature of Social Bonds - Association for Psychological Science

Studies show the long-term, positive effects of fitness on cognitive abilities - The Washington Post

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Why wait? The science behind procrastination

What is #Mindfulness - common misconceptions rebuffed via #Psychology Today

Intro to Media Psychology through Batman

Our memories of social media posts are stronger than those of faces or book sentences. Is it because of simplicity?

My dissertation poster at Fielding. Each year at Summer or Winter session Fielding Graduate University’s doctoral candidates fill conference hall lobby's with presentations about their dissertations. www.fielding.edu.

Mental exercise: The top 10 calorie-burning frightening films to get your heart pumping! Being scared while watching The Shining is like walking for 30 minutes. This new study showed it burns enough calories to equal a chocolate bar, but at the same time the adrenaline lowers your appetite.

Bonding with Batman could make you stronger: Can parasocial relationships (one-way bonds with media figures) positively influence body esteem for men, counteracting the negative impact of unattainable muscular physiques?

Bonding with Batman could make you stronger

thechart.blogs.cnn.com

I had a lovely time in Barcelona, where I recently shared some of my research findings on sense of community among gaming and social online communities. Ending a conference day on the rooftop listening to jazz was phenomenal.

From potted begonias to user profiles: Visualizing community What are the visible signs of community that we look for online … Photo galleries? Creative avatars? Well-organized and tended conversation threads? Complete user profiles?