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Bad day? How it can seem even worse for some

Bad day? How it can seem even worse for some

Many people do not realize how often our emotions affect us. Our emotions dictate what things we focus on or attend to, how we interpret things, and what things we think of or memories we recall. This article aims to describe how emotion processing biases occur in our lives.

 

The positive and negative events we experience during the day set the tone for the...

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Does social media usage really make people miserable? Fact-checking claims about the psychology of Facebook

Does social media usage really make people miserable? Fact-checking claims about the psychology of Facebook

There’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about Facebook, and much of the discussion has centered on Facebook’s role in politics and journalism and user privacy. But there are other discussions about Facebook’s product itself, focusing on users’ well-being and psychological health. Specifically, some political commentators...

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Improving the Disclosure of Information in an Investigative Interview: Rapport building and the Physical Environment

Improving the Disclosure of Information in an Investigative Interview: Rapport building and the Physical Environment

When you think about an interrogation room, what do you picture? A small, dull, and anxiety-provoking room? You may be right; some interrogation rooms look like this. However, does the room really matter? Is it possible to influence the interviewee through the physical environment of the interrogation? We explore this topic by discussing the current scientific consensus regarding interrogation approaches, and summarize the available literature on how the physical environment influences the disclosure of information.  

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In-Mind Selected as a Top Psychology Blog!

In-Mind Selected as a Top Psychology Blog!

In-Mind Magazine was selected by Feedspot as one of the top 15 psychology blogs on the web!   Social Psychology Blogs https://blog.feedspot.com/social_psychology_blogs/... / more

Welcome to the Matrix! Opportunities and Risks of the Virtual World

Welcome to the Matrix! Opportunities and Risks of the Virtual World


It's been almost 20 years since Neo, "The One", booted up to fight the machines in the global smash hit The Matrix. Once painted as a dark and foreboding frontier, virtual reality now enables and encourages our full emersion. Is this field really as threatening as the film, or can people use it for their own psychological fulfilment as easily as Neo is able to download and learn Kung-Fu? These pressing questions... / more

"We are ready to move!" An interview with Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler on the current challenges in the field of psychological research

"We are ready to move!" An interview with Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler on the current challenges in the field of psychological research

 

Can psychological research still be trusted? In-Mind interviewed Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler-two of the most prominent voices in the debate on how psychological science can be improved. In this interview, they offer a personal view on how psychology has changed and how it should change in the future. They describe their personal motivation and how the debate has affected their own work.

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Invoking Pocahontas: An act of racism disguised as politics

Invoking Pocahontas: An act of racism disguised as politics

 

At a recent event honoring Navajo Code Talkers who are World War II Veterans, President Donald Trump stated, "You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas"...

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The Force is Too Strong with This One? Sexism, Star Wars, and Female Heroes

The Force is Too Strong with This One? Sexism, Star Wars, and Female Heroes

Negative reactions to Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be motivated by sexism.

The newest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, was released last month. Despite critical success, the film has been met with a polarized audience reaction online. Although likely not the primary reason for polarization, some...

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Call for Blogs and Bloggers

Call for Blogs and Bloggers

Call for Blogs: In-Mind Magazine

We invite you to submit a blog entry (1,000 words or less) for In-Mind Magazine, the flagship online journal of the In-Mind Foundation. In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes short reviews of topics in all fields of psychology. Our outlet is unique—articles are written for a broad audience, and intended to inform the general public about psychological trends and research.  ... / more

Cooperation in social dilemmas: How can psychology help to meet climate change goals?

Cooperation in social dilemmas: How can psychology help to meet climate change goals?

Effectively managing shared natural resources is essential to protecting and improving our physical environment. This cannot be done without cooperation at international, national and local levels. Bringing together research on social dilemmas from the laboratory and the field gives us hope that we can work together to make a difference: we are social beings not ruled purely by economic motives, but influenced by our social context....

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