What’s My Real Cancer Risk? When Online Calculators Don’t Compute

There’s a difference between knowing your breast cancer risk and believing it. When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.

Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic…and Respect?

Some psychologists say teaching emotional literacy in school is key to better behavior — and better grades. Marc Brackett and Maurice Elias, two experts in social emotional learning, talk about how emotional literacy is woven into a standard curriculum, and how it can tackle problems like bullying and absenteeism.

Bad Diagnosis For New Psychiatry ‘Bible’

The new edition of the DSM, the so-called “Bible” of psychiatry, is out. But many psychiatrists and psychologists say the manual’s approach is outdated, boxing mental illness into discrete categories like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, when very little is known about the underlying causes of disease.

Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Philosophers, poets and psychologists have long shared a fascination with dreams. Now Japanese scientists have scanned the brains of dreaming volunteers to create a lexicon of imagery that can be used to detect and decode dreams while a person sleeps.

Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Philosophers, poets and psychologists have long shared a fascination with dreams. Now Japanese scientists have scanned the brains of dreaming volunteers to create a lexicon of imagery that can be used to detect and decode dreams while a person sleeps.