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  [motivation & emotion] [stress & health] [personality] [disorders] [therapy] [social psych]
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  Want to Remember Everything? Brain Researchers Open Door to Editing Memory
  The Abyss:  Clive Wearing update The Woman Who Could Not Forget
  Remember This: In the archives of the brain our lives linger or disappear Video:  Are You Smarter Than a Chimp?
Are You Smarter Than a Chimp?
  Mapping Memory in 3D Do Doodle: Doodling Can Help Memory Recall
  60 Minutes:  Eyewitness:  Flaws in eyewitness testimony A researcher uses his understanding of the human brain to advance on a popular quiz show
  The Tetris Effect These researchers have discovered the perfect password that’s also easy to remember
  Dr. Elizabeth Loftus - ShortCuts - False Memories  
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History of Psychology

  Classics in the History of Psychology  
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Psychological Research & Statistics

  The Monty Hall Problem (probability) The Monty Hall Problem - Explained
  Understanding Scatterplots James Randi Explains Homeopathy
  Books and Music That Make You Dumb Spurious Correlations
  Placebo Buttons Reverse psychology in a pill: anti-placebo
  Professor Funk:  The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
  Trust Me, I'm a Scientist:  Why so many people choose not to believe what scientists say The Best Questions For A First Date
  Why Are Women Less Likely To Become Entrepreneurs Than Men? Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated
We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned
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  Tiny Brain Is No Obstacle (Plasticity) Neuroscience For Kids
  Study Finds Left-Wing Brain, Right-Wing Brain Zombie Apocalypse Scienc
  Soldiers Getting Brain Tests Before Deployment TED:  Jill Bolte Taylor:  My Stroke of Insight
  "Brain Bucket" - Ultra-HighRes MRI technology 60 Minutes:  Brain Power:  Technology connects brains directly to computers
  Odd Coincidence?!? Genes to Cognition
  60 Minutes:  How Technology May Soon "Read" Your Mind Mirror Neurons Fire Better at Close Range
  TED:  Henry Markram builds a brain in a supercomputer Severed Corpus Callosum
  From Primitive Parts, A Highly Evolved Human Brain The Cost of War:  Traumatic Brain Injury
  Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery:  Flash Game TED:  Charles Limb: Your brain on improv
  Chemical Love by Charlie McDonnell Brain-Damaged Woman Has No Fear, Literally Incapable Of Being Scared
  Interactive Brain Multiple Sclerosis - Neurological Explanation
  YouTube:  See-through brain Your Brain on Drugs: Marijuana
  An Introduction to the CNS (brain dissection)
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Nature & Nurture
  When skeletons in the closet are revealed Do men & women have different brains?
  India’s Novel Use of Brain Scans in Courts Is Debated Two Families Grapple with Sons' Gender Preferences
  The science of attraction Do Parents Matter?
  Born to Run? Little Ones Get Test for Sports Gene The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers
  Creepers' peepers: Why animals' pupils have different shapes Scientists examine why men even exist
  Animal Sex Is Dangerous and Horrifying. So Why Does Sex Exist at All? We were all female
  Why are we still talking about women's issues? Gender fluidity
  Understanding the Complexities of Gender How Much Fruits Have Changed Since Humans Started Growing Them
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Developmental Psychology
   A 'Cascade' of Brain Activity as People Die Could Explain Near Death Experiences How Elisabeth Kübler-Ross went around the bend
  Spare the Rod:  Why you shouldn't hit your kids A Soldier, Taking Orders From Its Ethical Judgment Center
  Philosophy Experiments:  Morality Play Doctors Baffled, Intrigued by Girl Who Doesn't Age
  What Is It About 20-Somethings? Jonathan Harris : Today

What Happens When A Country Bans Spanking?

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 5 Things
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Sensation & Perception
  Unbelievable Hand-Eye Coordination 'Phantom' Cell Phone Sensations: Mind Over Matter
  Magenta Ain't a Colour  Hack your brain:  How to hallucinate with ping-pong balls and a radio
  Pearls Before Breakfast The Science of Picky Eaters
Artist's hyper-realistic drawings make you look twiceThis Photo Is Black And White. Here's The Science That Makes Your Brain See Colour
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States of Consciousness
  Let me sleep on it: Creative problem solving enhanced by REM sleep Jet lag disturbs sleep by upsetting internal clocks in 2 neural centers
  The Science of Lucid Dreaming Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?
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  How Long to Form a Habit? When a Parent’s ‘I Love You’ Means ‘Do as I Say’  
  'Little Albert’ regains his identity Piano stairs
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Thinking, Language, & Intelligence
  What I.Q. Doesn't Tell You About Race Multiple Intelligences Test
  Multiple Intelligences Test 2 Online Intelligence Test
  Thinking literally:  The surprising ways that metaphors shape your world My candidate, myself:  Even when faced with new facts and insights, most voters don't change their minds
  RSA: Philip Zimbardo: The Secret Powers of Time Savant skills may be widespread in people with autism
  Teen Speaks 20 Languages To get the real star students, college admissions should look beyond SATs
  Can Language Affect How You Spend Your Money? The Science Of The Common Core: Experts Weigh In On Its Developmental Appropriateness
  16 Times college students proved they’re the smartest people ever  
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Motivation & Emotion
  Sniffing out potential partners For Gay Men, an Attraction to a Different Kind of Scent
  Scans see 'gay brain differences' Snakes in the MRI Machine: A Study of Courage
  Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s Listening Free Running Inspiration
  The Pursuit of Happiness TED:  Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?
  Using Menu Psychology to Entice Diners Finding Happiness in a Harvard Classroom
  Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity Women-only frustration venting chamber in China
  Catharsis - Note the Penn & Teller: Anger Management Test at the bottom
  What My Son's Disabilities Taught Me About 'Having It All' Fifty People One Question
  RSA: Drive: The truth about what motivates us Experiences make us happier than possessions
  The Innovation of Loneliness Why Do We Get Bored?
  Map of what matters most to people around the world TED: The Happiness Advantage
  6 year old Young Jack asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, "what's the meaning of life?" The Woman Who Had Orgasms in Her Left Foot
  Don't Be A 'Lying Narcissist' And Other Leadership Advice These newly discovered marsupials basically sex each other to death
  What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence
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Stress & Health
  Sneezing in Slow Motion Less Homework, More Yoga
  Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food
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  That's My Theory! Myers-Briggs (Jung Typology) Test
  Oedipus Movie Spoof Misc. Personality Tests
  Fake Rorschach Test The United States of Mind:  Regional Personality Traits Across America
  Big 5 Personality Traits Test How Our Teenage Years Shape Our Personalities
Here's why people still take the Myers-Briggs test,  even though it might not mean anything
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Psychological Disorders

  Mental Health Matters - Psychiatric Disorders Listing AllPsych - DSM Code List of Psychiatric Disorders
  Teen tries to quiet the voices caused by schizophrenia Schizophrenic Brains Not Fooled by Optical Illusion
  Jani's at the mercy of her mind Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
  Inside A Psychopath's Brain: The Sentencing Debate Frontline:  The Released
  Girl with autism expresses profound intelligence Slender Man is Watching
  Auditory Hallucinations - An Audio Representation Young Adolescents as Likely to Die From Suicide as From Traffic Accidents
Strange answers to the psychopath test
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  The Lobotomist Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood
  Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression  
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Social Psychology

  Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies Four Decades After Milgram, We’re Still Willing to Inflict Pain
  What Would You Do (WWYD) Home Page
Note:  Many WWYD clips are on YouTube
WWYD - Bystander - Bum Bashing
  WWYD - Classic Bystander w/ a Twist BBC Exposed: City Life experiment
  WWYD - Bystander - Man Abuse Study Sees an Obama Effect as Lifting Black Test-Takers
  This American Life:  Got You Pegged (Assumptions) Man attacked by kids at L'Enfant Metro -- bystanders watch, film it
  TED:  Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes The 'Irrational' Way Humans Interact With Dentists
  (Cognitive Dissonance)
  NPR Audio:  'Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?' Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet
How modern families increase social inequality
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Psychology / Scientific Blogs & Podcasts

  Research Blogging Scientific American:  Mind Matters
  Neuropod Psychology Video Clips
  You Are Not So Smart:  A Celebration of Self Delusion Shankar Vedantam: NPR Science Desk

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