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.
Northeastern University psychology professor assesses the motivations of crime figures like James “Whitey” Bulger and those who exalt them as heroes.
Dialogue of Civilizations experience in Israel teaches Bouvé students to focus on the commonalities, acknowledge the differences
Award-winning doctoral candidate’s research shows that people’s perception of objects and situations is strongly influenced by their feelings
In collaborative study, Northeastern neuroscientist suggests that possessing negative information about a person affects how we see them — literally
A new book from Northeastern professor of psychology David DeSteno and coauthor Piercarlo Valdesolo (a fellow at Harvard University and graduate of Northeastern’s PhD program in psychology), challenges the idea that character and morality are developed from a young age and explores why people act the way they do. The book, “Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us,” was released on May 3.