Puzzle: Hoped to Learn What? Teens & Music

Today’s Puzzle of the Day concerns a newly published study. The question is: What, if anything, did the researchers hope to learn by doing this research? The study is: “Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Determine Media Use by Individuals With and Without Major Depressive Disorder,” Brian A. Primack, MD, EdM, MS [pictured here], et al., […]

Psychology: Simplicity is Unappealing

Simple explanations simply don’t cut it, sometimes for some people. Especially for some professional psychologists. This essay explores that strange fact: “Clever Animals and Killjoy Explanations in Comparative Psychology,” Sara J. Shettleworth, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 14, no. 11, November 2010, pp. 477-81. The author, at the University of Toronto, explains: From the process […]