Category Archives: Psychology

The raging “lunatic” next to you — probably has a lower volume of gray matter in areas that count than you do — a reduced gray matter defense? Comments Off on The raging “lunatic” next to you — probably has a lower volume of gray matter in areas that count than you do — a reduced gray matter defense?

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Emil F. Coccaro, Daniel A. Fitzgerald, Royce Lee, Michael McCloskey, and K. Luan Phan, Frontolimbic Morphometric Abnormalities in Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Aggression, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 1(1): 32-38, DOI: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2015.09.006 (January 2016) Citation — to press release Rhiannon Bugno, People Who Experience Rage Attacks […]

Insurgency phase of the Iraq War — boosted PTSD prevalence among male, but not female veterans — according to a study of 738 American troops Comments Off on Insurgency phase of the Iraq War — boosted PTSD prevalence among male, but not female veterans — according to a study of 738 American troops

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Jonathan D. Green, Michelle J. Bovin, Sarah E.  Erb, Mark Lachowicz, Kaitlyn R. Gorman, Raymond C. Rosen, Terence M. Keane, and Brian P. Marx, The Effect of Enemy Combat Tactics on PTSD Prevalence Rates: A Comparison of Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployment Phases in a Sample of Male […]

A comparative IQ finding — inferentially about the lasting importance of economic safety nets — Australia, Sweden, England, Netherlands and Germany versus the United States Comments Off on A comparative IQ finding — inferentially about the lasting importance of economic safety nets — Australia, Sweden, England, Netherlands and Germany versus the United States

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Elliot M. Tucker-Drob and Timothy C. Bates, Large Cross-National Differences in Gene × Socioeconomic Status Interaction on Intelligence, Psychological Science, DOI: 10.1177/0956797615612727 (OnlineFirst, 15 December 2015) Citation — to press release Association for Psychological Science, In US, poverty dampens genetic influence on IQ, EurekAlert! (15 December 2015) […]

An attempt to reproduce the original findings of 100 psychology experiments — managed to do so in approximately only 36 to 47 percent — depending upon which standard of reproducibility was used Comments Off on An attempt to reproduce the original findings of 100 psychology experiments — managed to do so in approximately only 36 to 47 percent — depending upon which standard of reproducibility was used

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Open Science Collaboration, Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science, Science 349(6251): 943- [not paginated], DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 (28 August 2015) (Collaboration’s participants are listed at the end of this posting) Citation — to press release University of Virginia, Massive study reports challenges in reproducing published psychology findings, ScienceDaily […]

A new computer program can predict who is at risk for psychotic episode(s) — by examining speech patterns — from among people apparently already aware that they may be mentally ill — and who are relatively close in time to manifesting their illness — says a study that examined 34 people, 5 of whom later developed psychotic breaks Comments Off on A new computer program can predict who is at risk for psychotic episode(s) — by examining speech patterns — from among people apparently already aware that they may be mentally ill — and who are relatively close in time to manifesting their illness — says a study that examined 34 people, 5 of whom later developed psychotic breaks

© Peter Free Citation — to study Gillinder Bedi, Facundo Carrillo, Guillermo A Cecchi, Diego Fernández Slezak, Mariano Sigman, Natália B Mota, Sidarta Ribeiro, Daniel C Javitt, Mauro Copelli, and Cheryl M Corcoran, Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths, NPJ [Nature Partner Journals] Schizophrenia 1: 15030, DOI: 10.1038/npjschz.2015.30 (26 August […]