1. April 1, 2024

    Employees overcome home distractions by using working memory

    A new study highlights the role of working memory — an ability to hold and manipulate information simultaneously in one’s mind — as it relates to family life affecting one’s job performance.

  2. October 25, 2023

    U-M study focuses on emotional expression and cultural bias

    A new study by U-M researcher Shinobu Kitayama and colleagues focuses on the emotional expression of Latin Americans, U.S. residents and Japanese.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.