The American Psychiatric Association is proposing changes in the definition of autism that would reduce the number of diagnoses, especially among high-functioning individuals.
How children learn word boundaries
The effect of smiling and other non-verbal gestures on gender roles
Research from James Wilkie and Galen Bodenhausen at Northwestern University demonstrates that gender falls into broader mental categories, and is therefore associated with numbers and objects through a phenomenon called “communion.”
Research is showing that objectification, commonly thought of as removing mind and morals from a body, is actually a more complex process in which we alter our impressions of a person’s competence, sensitivity, and emotions as we observe their physical appearance.
Since 1993, the “Mozart effect,” which holds that listening to classical music increases intelligence, has become popular around the world, but it faces significant controversy in the scientific community.
Yale Professor Laurie Santos is the recipient of the 2012 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of animal learning and behavior.
Jody Sindelar has combined field studies and analysis of existing databases to study the relationship between self-control, tobacco use, and the implications of proposed tobacco taxation policies on individual behaviors.
Institute Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a towering figure in the field of linguistics, whose 1957 monograph, Syntactic Structures, has been ranked among the most influential publications in 20th century cognitive science.
DePauw University Professor Matthew Hertenstein conducted a study on how tactile communication, such as a pat on the back or a high-five, can communicate a wide range of emotions, sometimes more accurately than words.