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At The State Fair, It Helps To Have A Game Plan

Many fairgoers approach the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” with precision and a highly organized routine. Having a plan is comforting to many because it’s psychologically soothing.

08/21/2014

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Study: More People Procrastinate On Sleep

All of us have procrastinated at one time or another. Maybe on that big work report, chores or exercise? But how about procrastinating on your sleep?

06/17/2014

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Besides Alcohol, What Else Led To Dinkytown’s Disturbance?

It’s clear that alcohol and excessive drinking played a role in the behavior of some of the people in the crowd in Dinkytown Saturday night. But what else may have led them to throw bottles at police, set a couch on fire, or vandalize a car?

04/13/2014

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It’s Blue Monday & We’re Not Talking About The Weather

The holidays are over, and everyone is back to work, having been off in some cases for weeks. It’s a stressful time of year, according to Dr. S. Charles Schulz, Professor and Chair of the University Of Minnesota Department Of Psychology.

01/06/2014

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Good Question: Why Are Traumatic Memories So Vivid?

Almost all of us remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center 12 years ago. “I remember thinking, is this really happening, it’s like an out of body experience,” said Kristin Witte of Minneapolis.

09/11/2013

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Task Force Seeks To Curb, Educate About Hoarding

It’s been a week since the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force was launched, aiming to curb a problem that is puzzlingly high profile yet often ignored.

02/13/2013

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Good Question: What Causes Cravings?

For most Americans its Chocolate, then Pizza. Salty snacks, then ice cream. Almost all of us report craving food. Researchers do think that every craving starts with a cue.

02/04/2013

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Some May Suffer From Post-Election Depression

Once the election results are in, you might find yourself very happy or very disappointed, depending on the outcome. It may be difficult to mask how you are feeling when you are around your co-workers or people with whom you’d rather not talk politics.

11/06/2012

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Silence Can Be Golden, Or Deadly

Silence can be golden, but not in a marriage, according to Dr. John Buri, a University of St. Thomas professor.

02/28/2011

The Nite Show – 10/13/10

Mischke’s on the lookout for psychology students.  And one caller chimes back in to tell his story about an upcoming trip to a foreign land and how the banking institution broke him. He was one […]

10/14/2010

The Nite Show with Mischke – 9/21/10

Mischke talks about a Slice of Life with Dr. Gillian Holloway, an expert researcher on the subject of dreams.  The professor of psychology at Marylhurst University (outside Portland, OR) discusses what our dreams are really […]

09/22/2010

Steele Talkin' with Jearlyn Steele – 9/12/10

One thing that most of us have in common is that we all have our fears.  But do those fears get so extreme that they turn into phobias?  Are some of these phobias caused by […]

09/12/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 9/11/10

Is it getting harder for parents to let their kids go when the youngsters head off to college and into the work world?  Marshall Duke, professor of psychology at Emory University, looks into that question. […]

09/12/2010

How Prevalent is Praise in Our Lives?

When we talk about praising someone, what does it mean in today’s society?  Is it more important now than in the past?  Does the generation of kids and young adults seek more praise than their […]

07/21/2010

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