Affective Forcasting

Similar to Dan Gilbert and Tim Wilson’s work on affective forcasting, a new article was recently published in Psychological Science investigating how we predict we will feel. In one of the experiments, 27 students were asked to predict the grade they would...

Important Traits in Baseball

Livescience.com has an interesting article on the psychology of baseball. Here is an excerpt: “Beane was just sort of crushed by the pressure of the batter’s box, just didn’t have that sort of self-confidence, almost arrogance, just to know, ‘I...

NIH Funded Research to be Open Access

The Senate approved a bill requiring that NIH-funded research be made freely available to the public within one year of appearing in a peer-reviewed journal. Having already been approved by the House, the two bills will be combined into one awaiting the...

Sleep Deprivation and Emotions

A recent study in the October 23, 2007 issue of the journal Current Biology discussed how sleep deprivation affected emotions. Here is an excerpt from livescience.com that discusses the research: Walker and his colleagues had 26 healthy volunteers either get normal...

Cancer and Happiness

A new study in the December issue of Cancer reports that a self-report measure of well-being does not affect overall survival of patients with head and neck cancer. Quotes from the study authors are quite strongly worded. For example: “The belief that a patient’s...