Category Archives: Psychology

The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence

The December, 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak has seen many countries ask people who have potentially come into contact with the infection to isolate themselves at home or in a dedicated quarantine facility. Decisions on how to apply quarantine should be … Continue reading

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The Effects of Poverty on the Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth

This article considers the implications for prevention science of recent advances in research on family poverty and children’s mental, emotional, and behavioral health. First, we describe definitions of poverty and the conceptual and empirical challenges to estimating the causal effects of poverty on children’s mental, … Continue reading

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Psychological perspectives on poverty – research into the causes and consequences

This report covers four main subject areas: social processes, mental health, genetic and environmental factors, and neurological and cognitive effects. It evaluates the scientific methodology and theory developed by poverty researchers and highlights the potential relevance for those involved in … Continue reading

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The Invisible Hand is an Ideology: Toward a Social Psychology of Neoliberalism

On the one hand, neoliberalism, originally an economic theory, has evolved into a sociopolitical ideology and extended its hegemonic influence to all areas of life, including the production of psychological knowledge in academia and the practice of psychology in various … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Neoliberalism and the Neoliberalism of Psychology

In this article, we approach the relationship between neoliberalism and psychological science from the theoretical perspective of cultural psychology. In the first section, we trace how engagement with neoliberal systems results in characteristic tendencies—including a radical abstraction of self from … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of psychologists’ research on humor. Drawing on research from a variety of psychological perspectives, from cognitive and biological to social and developmental, the book explores factors that … Continue reading

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Moral Psychology: Empirical Approaches

Moral psychology investigates human functioning in moral contexts and asks how these results may impact the debate in ethical theory. This work is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on both the empirical resources of the human sciences and the conceptual resources of … Continue reading

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The relationship between music and language

Traditionally, music and language have been treated as different psychological faculties. This duality is reflected in older theories about the lateralization of speech and music in that speech functions were thought to be localized in the left and music functions … Continue reading

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Political — or politicized? — psychology

Are you expressive, creative, curious and novelty seeking? Chances are, you’re a liberal. Are you organized, conventional, reserved and neat? You’re probably a conservative. The idea that your personal characteristics could be linked to your political ideology has intrigued political … Continue reading

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Montessori Preschooling Elevates and Equalizes Child Outcomes

Quality preschool programs that develop the whole child through age-appropriate socioemotional and cognitive skill-building hold promise for significantly improving child outcomes. However, preschool programs tend to either be teacher-led and didactic, or else to lack academic content. One preschool model … Continue reading

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