May 11, 2023
Q&A: Maybe the best gift for mom is giving her a break
Mother’s Day should serve as a reminder to mothers to be good to themselves and to celebrate their accomplishments, says Brenda Volling, professor of psychology.
January 23, 2023
U-M study shows teenage chimps risk it all, like humans
U-M researchers examined 40 chimpanzees in a sanctuary in the Republic of Congo to determine if chimpanzees deal with psychological challenges the way that human teens do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .