Mar. 10, 2017
Exhibit celebrates women of color in psychology
From Feb. 27 to March 10, the Bookmark Cafe hosted the traveling American Psychological Association exhibit “I am Psyched! Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology.”
Oct. 7, 2016
Positive thinking, positive living
College is known for being a time for self-discovery. For most people, this means having control over parts of their life. The means of finding that control is simple: The Law of Attraction. The clearest way to understand this concept is that like attracts like. The most convenient part of this theory is its results depend entirely on your process of thinking. Once you become fully aware of your thoughts, you can drastically increase your level of happiness.
Jul. 11, 2014
Study focuses on drivers with ASD
Maria Schultheis, associate professor of psychology, and Brian Daly, assistant professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences, conducted a pilot study and co-authored a subsequent article titled “Driving Behaviors in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
May. 8, 2014
Hunters, gatherers and you
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending “Love, Lust and Loathing: The Science Behind Our Strongest Emotions,” organized by the Philadelphia Science Festival. Of the six scientists (and one comedian) who presented that evening, the lecture that stayed with me most was by Coren Apicella. An assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Apicella spoke to us about her study of the relationship between men’s vocal cords and their perceived sexual attractiveness. Her hypothesis was fairly innocuous: Men with deeper voices are considered more attractive. Her methodology, however, was deeply troubling.
Oct. 18, 2013
Triangle Talks with Bindal Makwana
Bindal Makwana is a pre-junior psychology major who is studying abroad in London.
Oct. 4, 2013
Psychology can hurt, too
A few weeks ago, an act of violence shattered the normally peaceful air over the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard. This and other recent mass shootings have sparked national debates on gun control and the presence of violent media, both on television and in popular videos games. With the recent release and phenomenal success of “Grand Theft Auto V,” the average parent may now be even more wary about purchasing such titles for their children. While there is no doubt that our lives are infiltrated with images of violence, corruption and death, we are being led away from addressing the real cause of these terrible acts by scapegoating the media for our woes. In reality, the root of our problem as a society lies in our overabundant reliance in the field of psychology. This “science” of the mind has morphed into a multibillion-dollar industry that now controls a majority of how we view ourselves and others around us. Behavioral psychology has become a masterfully cloaked burden on society, oppressing many while generating massive amounts of money for pharmaceutical companies and therapists nationwide.
May. 17, 2013
Fight or flight instinct causes stress
The Good Idea Fund and Drexel’s Active Minds hosted an event May 13 for the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week with Tamar Chansky, a psychologist focused on anxiety disorders, who gave a lecture titled “Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: How to Not Let Stress Freak You Out or Worry Fake You Out of Doing What You Want.”
Apr. 12, 2013
Study explains eureka moment
Drexel psychology professor John Kounios presented a seminar titled “‘Aha!’ Moments in the Brain” April 10 regarding two forms of human thought processes used to solve problems. Kounios focused on the differences between analytic thought, which is a deliberate and methodical way of solving problems; and what humans have come to know as the “Aha!” moment, a sudden burst of creative insight. Kounios presented his own research and collaborative efforts with other psychologists to explain these forms of thought as well as what they mean for people in their daily lives.
Feb. 8, 2013
Senior film confronts child abduction
Film and video production major Kyle Trobman and business and entertainment & arts management major Analis Barrood are creating a film on child abductions for their senior project. The film aims to raise awareness of kidnapping, and the pair has plans to enter the film in a variety of film festivals.