Cuddling a robotic seal reduces stress and depression
Researcher Wendy Moyle and her team explored if the use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool would influence the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia.
social interactions
Many children with ASD suffer from deficits in social communication and interaction, especially with peers. They participate in fewer social interactions than typically developing children.
Music preference
Many researchers are interested in the relationship between facial expressions and music preference. This is the first study that uses FaceReader to investigate this.
Here are six reasons why you should attend the International Convention of Psychological Science 2017 (ICPS) in the beautiful city Vienna, Austria.
Coping with social anxiety
Researchers Colonnesi et al. investigated whether social anxiety in 4 year-olds is related to the level of Theory of Mind, and expressing shyness.
Skin-to-skin contact
Skin-to-skin contact is essential in developing a feeling of safety, and in creating the bond between parent and child, especially with premature babies. Buil et al. compared two different kangaroo positioning techniques.
Simulation in an operating room
By conducting training sessions, students in a simulation lab develop and maintain knowledge, skills, and competencies such as interviewing skills, working with certain equipment, and teamwork procedures.
Observing people
An observation or usability lab allows researchers to observe test participants unobtrusively, in an environment similar to test participant’s natural surroundings.
In home study
Anne Kirby and colleagues studied sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 32 children with ASD participated.
Measuring behavior
Terms such as big data, quantified self, digitized world, sensors, and lifelogging were buzzing through the Radisson Hotel in Dublin, where Measuring Behavior 2016 took place.
A female voice greets me by my name and tells me “You are data. And this data is continuously measured and used, whether you like it or not.”