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Department of Applied Psychology

29 Jun

Why do we believe compulsive liars? What makes them tick?

It turns out it’s harder than you think to discern when a compulsive liar is making things up.

22 Jun

How to maximize your child’s school vacation while beating the summer slide

For parents with young children, summer means no school or after-school activities, which are replaced with the hassle of keeping kids safe, engaged and entertained.

26 May

Should you be using ChatGPT? Experts say ‘yes,’ but don’t confuse it with a friend

When research and development company OpenAI released ChatGPT late last year, it instantly attracted the attention of the media and general public.

25 May

Northeastern University Honors Program creates student award in honor of Bouvé professor Laurie Kramer

Congratulations to Laurie on this exciting honor and for all of the work she's done for the University Honors Program over the years!

27 Mar

How a professor found her calling in Ghana by bringing hundreds of Northeastern students to West Africa

Vanessa Johnson grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but when she first stepped on the tarmac of the airport in Accra in 2006 it felt like Ghana had called her—like in the W.E.B. Du Bois poem.

23 Mar

Ozempic will give way to another quick-fix diet drug, then another and another, Northeastern expert predicts

The active ingredient in Ozempic, semaglutide, works by inducing a feeling of fullness in users, which cuts down on their appetite.

28 Feb

During Black History Month, Black history is under attack, Northeastern experts say

The showdown between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, and the College Board, the nationwide testing organization, is the most recent and prominent battle being fought over education, Black history and race in the U.S.

7 Feb

How do videos of police brutality affect us, and how should we engage with them?

It’s been a week since the horrific video of five police officers fatally beating Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old FedEx worker, was released to the public. In that time, the officers were fired, charged and arrested for Nichols’ murder, nationwide protests took place and Nichols’ family held an emotional funeral. But even as footage of a young Nichols skateboarding went viral and […]

27 Jan

A young mother is accused of killing her children. What is postpartum depression and psychosis?

A Massachusetts woman is accused of killing her 3- and 5-year-old children, and injuring her 7-month-old baby, raising questions how an apparently loving mother could turn on her young family.

27 Jan

It’s the trendy diet method, but does intermittent fasting really work?

Diet trends come and go, but intermittent fasting, a form of dieting based around periods of non-eating followed by periods of concentrated eating, has somehow endured.