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Psychological sciences
Babies' random choices become their preferences
Published Oct 2, 2020
We assume we choose things that we like, but research suggests that's sometimes backward: We like things because we choose them, and we dislike things that we don't choose
COVID-19
Study: Pandemic sparks 74% drop in overall emotional well-being
Published May 13, 2020
People who felt knowledgeable about coronavirus at time of outbreak were more likely to report having a positive emotional state
Game theory
Published Winter 2019
Carey Business School marketing Professor Andrew Ching finds a win-win solution to video game manufacturers' used game problem / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Brain science
Babies understand counting years earlier than believed
Published Oct 24, 2019 Video
Babies who are years away from being able to say 'one,' 'two,' and 'three' actually already have a sense of what counting means, study finds
Alzheimer's disease
Stressors linked to cognitive decline in women
Published Aug 6, 2019
'We can't get rid of stressors, but we might adjust the way we respond to stress,' Hopkins neuropsychologist Cynthia Munro says
Orientation 2018
The science of happiness
Published Aug 28, 2018
Hopkins psychologist Justin Halberda introduces incoming students to the study of happiness, fulfillment, and meaning
Psych-aww-logy
Dogged determination to help
Published July 24, 2018
Study finds that not only will some dogs comfort their owner, but they'll also overcome obstacles to do it
Medicine
Treating those ICU blues
Published Winter 2016
Johns Hopkins researchers found that a third of patients experience symptoms of depression after a stay in the ICU. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neuroscience of fun
Lighten up, it's good for you
Published Summer 2016
Scientists explain the tricky, vague, and elusive neuroscience of fun / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Might as well laugh
Published Summer 2016
For patients in tough situations, sometimes the best thing is cracking wise / Johns Hopkins Magazine