Hive Mind: The Synergistic Effects of Being Around Really Smart People

IQ is one of the oldest and most reliable measures in all of psychology. While IQ isn’t a perfect measure of intelligence, most research has found it to be strongly associated with a wide-range of mental ability including memory, attention, … Continue reading

How to Be a Skeptical Thinker About Facts and Statistics You Find on the Internet

It’s commonly said that the “information age” could just as easily be the “misinformation age.” Now more than ever it’s important we become skeptical thinkers. While the internet allows us to have so much information readily available at our finger … Continue reading

How to Apply a Scientific Mindset to Your Everyday Life

The scientific mindset is a great way to better understand the world and how to adapt to it. This mindset is not only useful in colleges and laboratories, but I believe we can also apply it to our everyday lives. … Continue reading

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits From Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior … Continue reading