psychology

'The Joy of Pain' Explores Hidden Corner of Human Psyche

Many of us have felt it, though we don't admit it: spiteful joy in response to the pain or misfortune of others. It may stem from envy, self-esteem concerns or even a passion for justice, but whether or not we confess to it, the feeling exists universally. The good news is that psychologists believe these are natural human emotions; there are psychological and adaptive foundations to back them up.

Five UK Graduate Students Share Research at Shanghai University

The conference aimed to promote an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue about Asia’s past and present. The UK graduate students presented papers that explored specific interrelationships between Asia and the United States.

UK Student Enriches Research at Cornell

A passion for science, led University of Kentucky senior Devin Henry to her current path of a major in agricultural biotechnology and a minor in psychology, and a summer research opportunity at Cornell University.

2013 A&S Outstanding Staff Award

Cheyenne Hohman and Jenny Casey are the winners of the 2013 Staff Award!

2013 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll Includes 71 Wildcats

University of Kentucky Wildcats from all eight of UK’s spring sports teams combined to earn a total of 71 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll, Commissioner Mike Slive announced this week.

Fifteen UK Graduates to Help Youth Excel with Teach for America

Fifteen graduates of the University of Kentucky, including nine from A&S, will head back to the classroom this fall as part of a new class of corps members in Teach for America.

UK Joins Forces With National Education Provider to Increase Student Readiness, Lower Costs

The University of Kentucky, in an effort to enhance student readiness and performance, has launched a partnership with the country's leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, Coursera.

President's Blog: A Partnership with Potential

On Thursday morning, one of the nation’s leading online learning companies, Coursera, is announcing that UK is among a handful of public, flagship universities it is partnering with to further expand learning opportunities for more students across our country.

What's New in Science - Questions and Discussions Continue

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 4 of 4: In the realm of learning, societal and cultural differences are vastly more important to address than the few true gender differences.

What's New in Science - Why does inaccurate focus on gender differences matter? Begin Q&A

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 3 of 4: The presentation concludes with consideration of why these stereotypes about gender differences matter. For example, by treating children differently, we can actually shape their brain development. Post presentation questions begin. Many questions address cultural vs. biological differences, and the growing trend in public schools of teaching boys and girls differently based on presumed (but inaccurate) learning differences. Several topics of the presentation are expanded upon through questions.

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