The Psychology Of Voting: How People Decide Which Candidates To SupportWhen it comes to politics - between the constant stream of news, ads, social media feeds, and real-life conversations, how do we make sense of it all? How do we make a decision for who to vote for?
Solitude Away From Your Devices Is Calming, Research SaysSpending time truly alone, without other people or electronic devices, decreases the intensity level of both positive and negative energy.
Psychologist Offers Advice On Dealing With 'Holiday Blues'This can be a difficult time with the financial strain of buying gifts, anxiety caused by relatives who are visiting, or loneliness as a result of loved ones who are now gone.
Experts Say Video Games A Great Way For Families To BondDoes the family that games together stay together? An article in the Wall Street Journal says playing family-friendly video games can be a great time for parents and children to bond.
Twin Sisters In MN Face Medical Fraud ChargesTwin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have been charged with stealing more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts attorney general's office says neither Nita Guzman nor her sister, Nina Tischer, is licensed to practice psychology in the state.
At The State Fair, It Helps To Have A Game PlanMany 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.
Study: More People Procrastinate On SleepAll 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?
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?
It's Blue Monday & We're Not Talking About The WeatherThe 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.
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.
Task Force Seeks To Curb, Educate About HoardingIt'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.
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.
Some May Suffer From Post-Election DepressionOnce 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.
Silence Can Be Golden, Or DeadlySilence can be golden, but not in a marriage, according to Dr. John Buri, a University of St. Thomas professor.