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The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” introduced BDSM into polite public discourse – and now the movie version is set to be in theaters by Valentine’s Day. If you’re wondering who in real life does this stuff and what effects it has on people, NIU psychology professor Brad Sagarin has some answers. Sagarin, who conducts...
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It’s not uncommon nowadays for grandparents to live with grandchildren, with many acting as full-time parents. And that family arrangement can bring unique challenges, says Laura Pittman, an NIU professor of psychology. Pittman blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, examining questions related to how living in a grandparent-headed household influences a...
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In a new Psychology Today blog, NIU professor Christine Malecki discusses the pressures faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). “It breaks my heart thinking of parents of children severely affected by ASD who are doing as much as they can, yet see only small steps of progress,” the NIU psychology professor...
NIU psychology professor Lisa Finkelstein found love at a professional conference. You can, too, she says. She is not talking about romantic love, but the kind of love that emanates from shared positive experience. And you can find it almost anywhere. In a newly posted Psychology Today blog, Finkelstein discusses how this type of love,...
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More than one in six people in the United States experience anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Could marijuana, which is now being used more widely and legally for medical purposes, help relieve the stress? NIU psychology professor David Valentiner and graduate student Sara Wyman tackle that topic in a new blog entry this week in...
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Even subtle features of language can have profound effects on how we think and feel, which in a legal context might affect legal decision-making, according to NIU postdoctoral student Andrew Sherrill and psychology professor Joe Magliano. The two blog on the topic today in the online edition of Psychology Today, discussing research on how language...
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Following through on that New Year’s resolution to exercise more often will not only beef up your biceps, it will also help your brain. So says NIU psychology professor Angela Grippo. Grippo blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, discussing research (including some of her own) that demonstrates how exercise improves both...