Psychology professor David DeSteno’s lab is the first to study the social implications of meditation, a practice well known to improve one’s physical and psychological well-being.
Complex decision-making requires us to select the most important information and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an associate professor of psychology.
Nearly two dozen students participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations program in Australia to learn about mental health and health psychology.
A study by psychology professor Rich Melloni examines the neurobiology behind the aggressive side effects of adolescent exposure to antidepressant drugs.
New research from psychology professor Iris Berent shows that dyslexia may stem from a difficulty processing the basic units of language.
New research from psychology professor David DeSteno suggests that we can pick out untrustworthy people based on their level of fidgetiness. The results were confirmed using a humanoid robot.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honor for Canadian scholars in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Northeastern’s Affective Science Institute hosted a panel discussion among leading “happiness scientists” in conjunction with the Museum of Science and WBUR’s Here & Now.
On Friday morning, Gen. Colin Powell joined President Joseph E. Aoun in celebrating Northeastern’s Class of 2012 at the university’s 110th commencement.
In new research, Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett has analyzed thousands of data points from neuroimaging experiments to redefine the scientific concept of emotion.
Financial problems can arise in many forms, from the plunging economy to the aftermath of natural disasters. We asked Randy Colvin, an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern, to discuss the psychological impacts of a looming double-dip recession paired with the devastation caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Irene — as well as ways people can improve their emotional health in the face of such stress.
Recent budget cuts in parts of the U.S. have threatened the future of state schools for the deaf, creating worry that deaf children children will be pushed into mainstream schools where American Sign Language (ASL) takes a back seat to new “speaking and listening” technologies. Distinguished Professor of Psychology Harlan Lane, who founded the ASL program at Northeastern and recently wrote a book about deaf culture and deaf ethnicity in the U.S., addresses the debate between specialized vs. mainstream schools for the deaf.