Feel her pain, your wife will be happier

14 May 2012
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A research from the Harvard Medical School studied 156 heterosexual couples. They found out that the men’s ability to read their partner’s emotions with accuracy predicted greater couple relation satisfaction. Published in Journal of Family Psychology (Feb. 2012)

Early musical training is good for your baby

14 May 2012
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After completing the first study of its kind, psychologists at McMaster University have discovered that very early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk. Read the full article here.

Young adult black males less likely to seek help

13 May 2012
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A recent research by the university of Michigan has shown that young black males are less likely to seek help from netlah health services than young white adults. Their sample included more than 10 000 participants. Published in Psychological Services.

Psychologists helping Lady Gaga

12 May 2012
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DR S. Swearer, a member of the American Psychological Association is helping Lady Gaga to launch her new charity: Born this way. Lady Gaga’s foundation will focus on ant-bullying campaigns and research Dr Swearer is a professor of psychology and the director of the Bullying Research Network. You can watch a video of the launch:  

Troubled children

07 May 2012
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The New York Times website has a series of very interesting videos on troubled children. You can see part one here. It is about Hayley, 10, who suffers from several mental health problems. The video explains the difficulty of complex diagnosis. Troubled children, part 1

Can you cope with pressure?

06 May 2012
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An online psychology study, available on the BBC Website aims to study the psychology of pressure. By analysing the data from those who take part, research psychologist want to understand how performance is affected when we are under pressure. The research focuses on the psychological effect of pressure in sport and in everyday life. You can participate on the BBC lab Website.

“How to Have an Awful Marriage”

06 May 2012
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Jay Haley is a family therapist who actively collaborated with the Palo Alto school. His legendary paper “how to have an awful marriage” is a witty but sophisticated view of couple relationships. His paper can be downloaded. Download “How to have an awful mariage”

Rorschachiana

05 May 2012
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Rorschachiana, the International Journal of the Rorschach and Projective Methods, is the official academic periodical of the International Society for the Rorschach and Projective Methods. S. Nashat, CMN Training Director, is the Editor-in-Chief of this Journal. Rorschachiana

For fans of social theory: Media & Identity

04 May 2012
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We really like this webiste. David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at the School of Media, Arts and Design, at Westminster University UK. He has designed a wonderful website which is engaging and interactive. The content explores issues of media, identity through the lenses of social theory. But, the content is also very useful for people who have an interest in discourse analysis and postmodern theories. theory.org.uk

Piaget’s developmental stages on video

03 May 2012
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1) Piaget’s stages. 2) Piaget – Stage 2 – Preoperational – Lack of Conservation. 3) Piaget egocentricism experience.

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