Which psychology career is one of the fastest growing occupations? What are some of the signs that a person might be lying? Psychology headlines from the past year explore these as well as many other topics. Learn more about some of the psychology news and research that happened in 2011.
I-O Psychology Ranks as One of the Fastest Growing Psychology CareersFebruary 21, 2011 ? This year the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, identified industrial-organizational psychology as one of the fastest growing careers. The handbook suggests that jobs in this field are expected to grow by approximately 26 percent through the year 2018.
The Google Science FairMarch 21, 2011 ? Earlier this year, Google hosted a science fair designed to allow young scientists from all over the world to share their projects. In addition to the Behavioral and Social Science category, the science fair also included projects in biology, chemistry, physics, food science and other areas.
April Was Stress Awareness Month
April 13, 2011 - This last April we celebrated Stress Awareness Month by taking a closer look at some of the greatest sources of stress in our lives. According to the results of our poll, 23 percent of you reported that relationships were the greatest single source of stress. School and money issues tied for second place while family and work rounded out the top five.
Happy Birthday Sigmund Freud!
May 6, 2011 ? This past May marked the 155 anniversary of the birth of famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. While his theories are not as prominent today as they once were, his work still serves as a powerful force within psychology.
New List of the World's Top 25 Universities for Psychology
May 9, 2011 ? According to the UK-based QS education network, Harvard University ranks as the number one school for psychology for the year 2011. Other top schools on the list include the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the University of Oxford.
How to Tell If Someone Is Lying
May 17, 2011 ? In an April issue of the American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, researchers from UCLA identified a number of red flags that might indicate that a person is being deceitful. Offering few details, speaking in sentence fragments and repeating questions before answering them were just a few of the behavior that researchers found which might indicate that a person is lying.
Researchers Suggest Stress Can Lead to Forgetfulness
May 24, 2011 - Do you ever feel like you can't even remember simple things like where you left your keys? According to new research, stress may be to blame for this forgetfulness. Dubbed "busy life syndrome," researchers suggest that getting your stress levels under control is one way to combat this problem.
Kids Don't Enjoy TV and Movie Violence, Research Suggests
May 30, 2011 - While we constantly hear about the dangerous impact of media violence, television programs and movies aimed at children still contain surprising amounts of violence. According to a study from researchers at Indiana University, this violence adds nothing to children's enjoyment of these programs. In some cases, researchers found that children actually preferred non-violent programs.
Less Stress and Moderate Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight
June 1, 2011 - In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers found that participants who experienced less stress and moderate sleep lost more weight than participants who were stressed out and sleep deprived. "This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress," explained lead author Charles Elder, MD, MPH, an investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon.
Study Suggests the Color Red Can Improve Speed and Performance
June 8, 2011 ? Artists and designers have long known that color can have a powerful effect on mood, but now researchers have discovered that the color red can actually improve speed and performance. When exposed to the color red, people react faster and with greater force, suggesting that the color may be useful in situations that require a brief burst of speed and strength.