Category Archives: Psychology

The Invisible Hand is an Ideology: Toward a Social Psychology of Neoliberalism

On the one hand, neoliberalism, originally an economic theory, has evolved into a sociopolitical ideology and extended its hegemonic influence to all areas of life, including the production of psychological knowledge in academia and the practice of psychology in various … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Neoliberalism and the Neoliberalism of Psychology

In this article, we approach the relationship between neoliberalism and psychological science from the theoretical perspective of cultural psychology. In the first section, we trace how engagement with neoliberal systems results in characteristic tendencies—including a radical abstraction of self from … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of psychologists’ research on humor. Drawing on research from a variety of psychological perspectives, from cognitive and biological to social and developmental, the book explores factors that … Continue reading

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Moral Psychology: Empirical Approaches

Moral psychology investigates human functioning in moral contexts and asks how these results may impact the debate in ethical theory. This work is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on both the empirical resources of the human sciences and the conceptual resources of … Continue reading

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The relationship between music and language

Traditionally, music and language have been treated as different psychological faculties. This duality is reflected in older theories about the lateralization of speech and music in that speech functions were thought to be localized in the left and music functions … Continue reading

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Political — or politicized? — psychology

Are you expressive, creative, curious and novelty seeking? Chances are, you’re a liberal. Are you organized, conventional, reserved and neat? You’re probably a conservative. The idea that your personal characteristics could be linked to your political ideology has intrigued political … Continue reading

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Montessori Preschooling Elevates and Equalizes Child Outcomes

Quality preschool programs that develop the whole child through age-appropriate socioemotional and cognitive skill-building hold promise for significantly improving child outcomes. However, preschool programs tend to either be teacher-led and didactic, or else to lack academic content. One preschool model … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology is one of many biologically informed approaches to the study of human behavior. Along with cognitive psychologists, evolutionary psychologists propose that much, if not all, of our behavior can be explained by appeal to internal psychological mechanisms. What … Continue reading

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Psychology and Life

The more certain existence and the better we know is indisputably ours, because, of all other objects, we possess external and superficial triable notions, while we perceive ourselves internally, deeply. What do we check then? What is, in this exceptional … Continue reading

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Psychology of Love

Psychology of love: Brain map of love, the role of kissing, how couples come to look similar, what kills a relationship and more… “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same … Continue reading

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