psychology

  1. October 25, 2021

    Study shows men, women share similar emotional highs and lows

    U-M researchers found little to no differences in fluctuations in emotions between men and women, suggesting that men’s emotions fluctuate to the same extent as women’s, although likely for different reasons.

  2. April 10, 2021

    Don’t be modest, it’s OK to brag, U-M researchers say

    If something positive happens in your life, let your close friends or family members know about it, or risk having them feel devalued when they find out second hand, say U-M researchers.

  3. March 10, 2021

    Feelings about scientists a factor in COVID-19 attitudes

    Researchers from U-M and the University of Illinois found that people who expressed warmth toward scientists were more concerned about the impact of the virus and reported engaging in more preventative behaviors.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 .

  9. 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.

  10. 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.