Tag Archives: psychology

From Baby Ducks to Toilet Paper: Stress Spending in a Pandemic

How COVID-19 has sparked a wave of impulse buying and hoarding “Quack!” Said Poppy and Mei Mei, senior Lily McClelland’s two baby ducks, as they waddled around a pen near the dining room table of her Edina home.  McClelland had brought up the idea of buying and raising baby ducks …

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Perceptions of people with masks

How communication is affected when you can see only half of someone’s face Mask wearing has begun to be our new normal, at least for the moment. Everyone is trying to get in some sort of routine like they had before COVID-19 hit the world. So, with this new challenge, …

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Expert insights on the 2020 election

Larry Jacobs, renowned U of M political scientist, shares thoughts on voting behavior Lawrence R. Jacobs is McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Affairs, the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey …

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Psychology students work on final projects

As the bell to signal the end of second period finishes sounding, students gather in the campus room, along hallways and in clusters around the gym: the usual hot spots during FLEX time. Today, a group of about 20 students are meeting in the health room, randomly selected to participate …

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Screens vs. sleep: a bedtime battle

Are electronics the new monster under the bed? Why do they keep you from falling asleep? Brush teeth, climb into bed, turn off the lights…turn on the phone. Sound familiar? How about feeling tired in the morning? For many people, using their electronic devices is a major part of their …

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Working hard or hardly working

The relationship between talent and hard work: which is more important for success? By Meena Morar.

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Cute … Aggression?

Adorable creatures inspire aggression, study finds. By Raye Ebensteiner.

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Mother-daughter relationships

Setting limits, seeking independence, experiencing warmth and conflict: exploring a complex relationship. By Katerina Misa.

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Boys’ & girls’ brains

Examining the different wiring of boys' and girls' brains as they develop. By Taylor Bye.

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Stigmas, silence hinder healing

No more silence, no more stigmas: it’s time to talk about mental illness A man with cancer, bald and pale from exhaustive chemotherapy treatments, walks down the street, shivering in the brisk wind. As he does so, a passerby comments that he should stop feeling sorry for himselfand get it …

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