Psychology Archive

New study explains why white people deny their privilege

Life doesn’t treat us all equally, no matter how much we individually try to uphold values like equality. Although the gap between men and women has declined in size, the position of black people in the United States has not come remotely close to

10 Ways To Live Healthier

Healthy is really a funny word, since until very recently it simply meant “without sickness or injury.” With such a definition, I could list 1000+ different ways to live that wouldn’t result in sickness. To fill the hole in this definition, we will be using

People are offered $2 T-Shirts, but watch when they find out where they came from

This experiment shows us what the popular rise of organic foods also demonstrates: people are prepared to pay more to help others. We are almost all willing to pay a little bit more, as long as we are able, to make sure the person on

95% of weapons get past TSA in internal check

To determine the effectiveness of what has become one of the most invasive airport security systems in the world, the TSA sent 70 undercover agents with weapons to airports across the USA. Shocking, 67 out of 70 agents managed to get through customs without

Gender (Mis)Representation in the Media

“Freedom of expression and information is also a fundamental right of our democracies. The right balance therefore needs to be found between the fundamental right to equality of women and men, the breaking of gender stereotypes in the media and the fundamental right to

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered

The common perception about drug addiction, or about the cause of addiction in general, is that people get addicted to drugs because the drugs are addictive and trick their body into thinking it needs them. This may, or may not, be supplemented with a

New UN report finds almost no industry profitable if environmental costs were included

If you haven’t been paying attention, I don’t blame you for at first not believing this. After all, companies go to great lengths to greenwash their image and present themselves as progressive and environmentally responsible, even while they turn your land to deserts and

What do shrooms do to your brain?

When answering this question, we sort of have to specify whether we are answering with the proximate mechanism, or rather the ultimate uses. The video about does a great job at summing up the general proximate mechanism. I get into more detail below, if

10 Psychology Myths Debunked

To expand on Michael Thomas’s article on myths about the human brain. Whereas his article deals more with biological differences, and even touches on human cognitive evolution, this article/video starring Ben Ambridge deals with basic human psychology, learning styles, and even perceived gender differences.

In what size do women feel most comfortable and attractive?

The short answer is, according to the most recent research: what they think men find attractive. The research only included heterosexual women, which is why the word is “men,” but can be easily taken to mean prospective partners. The research by Andrea Meltzer and