Article of the Day: Fear of Death Affects Human Attitudes Toward Animal Life

New insights may help scientists better understand the psychological motivations behind the murder and genocide of humans, says UA researcher Uri Lifshin, who has just co-authored findings published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support killing animals, regardless of their existing attitudes about animal rights, 

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Starting University Classes at 11am or Later Would Improve Learning: New Study

If universities want to encourage better learning, a new study indicates they could do well to restructure their classroom timetables. Using a sample of first- and second-year college students at the University of Nevada-Reno in the US and Britain’s Open University, a group of researchers analyzed students’ cognitive performance throughout the day and found that 

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Matrics 2017: Public University or Private Institution?

People are beginning to understand that public universities and private institutions are subject to the same oversight and regulation. Today’s matriculants have so many more options available for tertiary studies, and can be overwhelmed with making a decision of state vs private education. Education expert Dr Felicity Coughlan of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), 

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Article of the Day: Narcissism and Triangulation in Psychology and GeoPolitics

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”–William Shakespeare Lately, in the world of intelligence and geopolitics, there is much talk about triangulation, what used to go by the name of Finlandization, now considered an obscene word in the world of diplomacy. “Velvet occupation” seems to be preferred. In any 

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I Have to Turn Kids Away, Psychologist Says as Industry ‘Crisis’ Deepens

Cape Town – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi must urgently intervene in the funding crisis currently engulfing the field of educational psychology, the Educational Psychology Association of SA (Epassa) has said. Epassa wrote to Motsoaledi this month to say it has become “disillusioned” with the attitude of both the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and the 

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