A couple of years ago, Dr. Adena Young-Jones, psychology professor at Missouri State University, conducted a study of bullying victims. The study revealed these now college-aged students showed significantly lower academic motivation, lower levels of autonomy and reduced academic competence. This inspired her to change her focus to how microaggressions affected college … [Read more...] about Get to know microaggressions to better combat them
Science has helped us understand our world better and improve our quality of life. It can also be used for understanding human behavior and trying to influence it to benefit society. That’s the goal of the Humans Understanding Behavior (HUB) Research Lab at Missouri State University. Dr. Jordan Belisle, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State, oversees the lab. He … [Read more...] about Using science to understand human behavior
Human behavior is responsible for some of the best and worst moments in history. So, how can we use science to make sure humans act in ways that are beneficial to society and the planet? How can we influence and manipulate human behavior? Using the Humans Understanding Behavior (HUB) research lab, Dr. Jordan Belisle, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State … [Read more...] about What makes a choice bad or good?
Answering 10 questions to determine which woodland creature you most identify with can be fun. But how accurate are what we consider to be more in-depth personality tests? Some of the most popular ones are the Myers-Briggs test, the 5 Love Languages quiz and the Enneagram test. “I’m all for people taking assessments, but they must know what the assessment is primarily used … [Read more...] about Should I base my personality off a Buzzfeed quiz?
In a world with instant access to an infinite amount of information, do you have common sense? Do you: Eat fruits and vegetables? Exercise? Engage in habits that are good for you? If you answered yes to these questions, you have common sense, according to Drs. Norman Shealy and Amber Abernathy. Conscientiousness equals common sense Abernathy, the Mary-Charlotte … [Read more...] about Common sense: Are you born with it?