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readings in psychology for october 7th 2010

Posted Oct 07 2010 8:37am
get social!

get social! There are so many ways to reach out and stay connected with family and friends at your own time and speed! Skype is but one fun way to go! Click on the picture to visit Skype

Here are a couple of stories of interest today!

“Common sense and experience would suggest that people are more creative when they work together in a face-to-face environment. But, as remote working and online interactions become more and more commonplace, there is growing evidence that working in virtual communities and using online tools together can be even more effective in some areas than face-to-face cooperation.”

“Sensation seeking — the urge to do exciting things — has been linked to dopamine, a chemical that carries messages in your brain. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists analyzed genes in the dopamine system and found a group of mutations that help predict whether someone is inclined toward sensation seeking.”

My daughter Karen keeps up with all things social media and provided a number of links on what is going on today. CLICK above for the stories!

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