Just read an Utne article on a Monitor on Psychology report published last fall. The answer to the question is: yes.
Here’s how it shakes out. If you have a neat desk, you are more likely to make socially-responsible decisions than the...
Apr 18, 2014 — It's now a year since the Boston marathon bombings. Three people died that day. More than 260 people suffered injuries. This anniversary week, we've heard lots of heartening stories of how far many have come since that frightening day.
Not all of the wounds are physical. Last year, Zach Hirsch profiled two survivors dealing with the psychological aftermath. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — For over a century, first memories have been the subject of hundreds of investigations and academic studies. The age of a person's earliest recollections, the content of those memories and various other topics are of enduring interest to lots of people. Experts say early recollections yield deep insights into an individual's personality and ways of perceiving life.
In his new book, Dawn of Memories, St. Lawrence University professor Arthur Clark focuses on tapping into strengths and "an awareness of potentialities" that emerge from early recollections. Clark spoke with Todd Moe about his latest book and how early recollections can influence us throughout life. Go to full article
Kelly Rohan, UVM Associate Professor of Psychology
Nov 11, 2008 — The days are graying and sunlight is diminishing as winter approaches. It's SAD season. Todd Moe talks with University of Vermont psychologist Dr. Kelly Rohan about treatments for the often unrecognized and sometimes debilitating seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and its symptoms. Go to full article
Dec 22, 2005 — Is there a purpose to tickling? Not much is really known about this behavior we love to hate. Is it about dominance and submission? Dr. Curt Stager reviews some of the theories with Martha Foley and performs some impromptu surveys. Go to full article
Feb 15, 2005 — A recent book de-mystifies hypnotism and shows how careful, respectful use of hypnotism can work for counselors and psychologists, and their clients. Martha Foley talks with author Hugh Gunnison. Go to full article
Sep 30, 2004 — Most faces are slightly, but noticeably asymetrical. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about two studies that highlight the differences: one that shows how one nostril takes in more air than the other (switching off every couple of hours), and one looking at which side of the face people present to the camera for different kinds of portraits. Go to full article
Aug 12, 2004 — Returning to the subject of laughter, Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about the anatomy and psychology of laughter--a disarming quality we share with the rest of the apes. Why laughter is contagious, and how to tell a fake from a real laugh. Go to full article