In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, declarations of support from across the country flooded my Facebook feed in the form of graphic memes, photographs, and simple status updates […]
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.
Last year Northeastern’s Affective Science Institute hosted one of the most wonderful events I’ve been to in a while. In conjunction with the Boston Museum of Science and WBUR’s Here […]
In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s long-awaited admission of doping, cheating has been on many peoples’ minds of late. Katie Couric was one of them. Last Friday Northeastern professor David […]
I’m pretty much the world’s worst decision maker. This is especially true at restaurants. The other day I made the waiter save me for last and then, after six other […]
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.
A debate has emerged in the last few years about the importance of early interactions with nature. Kids these days tend to spend more time inside in front of screens […]
Earlier this month the Affective Science Institute hosted another great event called Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security. Three emotion scientists, including Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, discussed their unique […]
There are certain things most Americans expect to encounter on Thursday: Turkey. Mashed potatoes. A lazy afternoon. Too many lagers. A belly ache. A nod toward the things we’re thankful […]
You’ve just rounded the corner of a dark and musty basement. In front of you, chained to a stone wall amid a pile of femur bones and skulls, a young […]
I’m excited to introduce today’s guest blogger: Lori Lennon, science communications diva. That’s not her official title, just what I like to call her. Really, she’s the communications coordinator for […]
Nearly two dozen students participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations program in Australia to learn about mental health and health psychology.