In her psychology study on mania, Yale Assistant Professor of Psychology June Gruber examines how increased positive emotionality shapes one’s emotional experience and perception of others during a conversation between couples about a distressing topic.
Social media may be psychologists and researchers’ newest tool to analyze the human mind. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Vermont are using data from Facebook and Twitter to learn about our thoughts and emotions.
Contrary to popular belief, eye contact may do more harm than good when trying to persuade others to change their views. A new study in Psychological Science elucidates how people actually react to eye contact.
Led by Professor Katarzyna Chawarska, a team of scientists at the Yale School of Medicine have detected deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months — the earliest detection age for Autism Spectrum Disorders yet.
Yale Psychology Professors Allan Wagner and Susan Holen-Noeksema were given lifetime achievement awards from the APS. The former was recognized for his research on the mechanisms of associative learning, the latter for her work on mood disorders and regulation.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tara Chaplin finds that whether or not children exhibit emotional responses in line with gender stereotypes depends on context.
Dr. Sherry McKee investigates the link between smoking bans and alcohol abuse.
The recent Autism Phenome Project has identified a correlation between autism and overgrowth, but the genetic connection remains unclear.
Professor Jaak Panksepp tickles rats to find out how they laugh, and how their laughter is similar and different to human laughter.
Psychology Brian Scholl has developed new methods to quantitatively study how humans perceive even simple objects as animate, focusing on the detection of chasing behavior.