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The Tinted Lens of Positive Emotion

The Tinted Lens of Positive Emotion

🕔00:12, 25.Mar 2014

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.

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The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

🕔00:12, 25.Dec 2013

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.

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Q&A: Does Eye Contact Make a Speaker More Persuasive?

Q&A: Does Eye Contact Make a Speaker More Persuasive?

🕔12:47, 24.Dec 2013

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.

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A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

🕔19:20, 11.May 2013

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.

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A Lifetime of Learning: APS Honors Yale Psychologists

A Lifetime of Learning: APS Honors Yale Psychologists

🕔00:26, 11.May 2013

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.

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For Children, Gender Differences in Emotional Expression Depend on Who’s Watching

For Children, Gender Differences in Emotional Expression Depend on Who’s Watching

🕔19:10, 31.Mar 2013

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tara Chaplin finds that whether or not children exhibit emotional responses in line with gender stereotypes depends on context.

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Public Policy Aids in Curtailing Dangerous Habits

Public Policy Aids in Curtailing Dangerous Habits

🕔18:12, 2.Feb 2013

Dr. Sherry McKee investigates the link between smoking bans and alcohol abuse.

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Sizing Up Autism: The Correlation Between Autism and Abnormal Growth

Sizing Up Autism: The Correlation Between Autism and Abnormal Growth

🕔14:55, 10.Nov 2012

The recent Autism Phenome Project has identified a correlation between autism and overgrowth, but the genetic connection remains unclear.

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Laughter across the Animal Kingdom, from Rats to Humans

Laughter across the Animal Kingdom, from Rats to Humans

🕔03:42, 4.Nov 2012

Professor Jaak Panksepp tickles rats to find out how they laugh, and how their laughter is similar and different to human laughter.

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Wolves and Wolfpacks: The Chase is On

Wolves and Wolfpacks: The Chase is On

🕔17:01, 10.May 2012

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.

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