August 07, 2020

psychology

  1. May 6, 2019

    Professor’s varied background helps him teach mindfulness, self-awareness

    Ramaswami Mahalingam has had jobs ranging from dishwasher to poet to structural engineer. Now a professor of psychology and women’s studies, he uses that background in studying how certain lines of work are devalued and workers marginalized, and in his teaching of mindfulness and self-awareness.

  2. February 26, 2019

    Black youths believe inequality creates racial academic achievement gaps

    African-American teens blame systemic racism for the academic achievement gap between blacks and whites, a belief that was shaped by their parents and other factors, a new U-M study found.

  3. January 11, 2019

    Racial disparities low at universities with diverse faculty, climate

    Higher education institutions that prioritize diversity both in employment numbers and an inclusive climate lessen the psychological disparities among faculty of color, a U-M study found.

  4. October 16, 2018

    Studies consider if trigger warnings are emotionally protective

    Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a show or movie, or reading a book? New U-M research looks at their impact.

  5. April 16, 2018

    People claiming superior beliefs exaggerate knowledge, study shows

    Know-it-all friends, relatives or co-workers who believe their knowledge and beliefs are superior to others are prone to overestimating what they actually know, according to a U-M study .

  6. March 9, 2018

    People find comfort listening to the same songs over and over

    U-M researchers have found that people enjoy replaying a favorite song many times even after the novelty and surprise are gone. In a new study, participants reported listening to their favorite song hundreds of times.

  7. February 19, 2018

    People find comfort listening to the same songs over and over

    U-M researchers have found that people enjoy replaying a favorite song many times even after the novelty and surprise are gone.

  8. May 31, 2017

    Family support moderates students’ feelings of loneliness, suicide

    When college students feel isolated and disconnected, support from family members can keep them from harming themselves during difficult times, according to a U-M study.

  9. May 11, 2017

    TV accentuates traditional women’s roles at expense of their needs

    College women who frequently watch television or who believe that the content is real, tend to endorse the gender roles that are portrayed often on TV, a U-M researcher says.

  10. May 8, 2017

    Young children unconcerned about digital tracking by strangers

    Children may be more vulnerable than previously thought to those who might exploit their digital footprint to track their location or obtain private information, a U-M study shows.