Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest scientific quests of all time, but the available methods have been very limited until recently.
With millions of adolescent users, social network sites (SNSs) are a rich data source for academic research studies.
A science-inclined audience and wide array of communications tools make the Internet an excellent opportunity for scientists hoping to share their research with the world. But that opportunity is fraught with unintended consequences, according to a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison life sciences communication professors.
A medical school committee is weighing whether to hire a promising young neuroscientist. Will she have a brilliant future as a researcher, publish in top journals and nab abundant research funds?
Every ten years or so, someone will make the observation that there is a lack of political diversity among psychological scientists and a discussion about what ought to be done ensues.
Fewer women than men are asked to write in the leading scientific journals. That is established by two researchers from Lund University in Sweden, who criticise the gender bias.
Neuroeconomics experts and guest editors of the Biological Psychiatryspecial issue Carla Sharp, John Monterosso, and P. Read Montague in an introductory paper define neuroeconomics as “an interdisciplinary field that brings together psychology, economics, neuroscience, and computational science to investigate how people make decisions.”
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of PsyCh Journal, China’s first international psychology journal. The new journal will be published in partnership with the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPCAS), China’s national psychology research institute.
When thousands of psychiatrists attend their field’s largest annual meeting each year, the presentations they hear about research into drug treatments report overwhelmingly on positive results.
March 20th marks the birthday of famed behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner, who would have turned 108 today. Besides Sigmund Freud, B.F. Skinner was the most famous and perhaps the most influential psychologist of the 20th century.