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New Insights on How We Shop

  We’re making our lists and checking…the price tags twice! Are we getting the best deals? Do we buy smarter when we visit the store or peruse online? Derick Davis, Assistant Professor of Commerce in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, details the psychology behind how we approach holiday shopping.   […]

Holidays: Two Homes, One Childhood

Holidays for split families can be melancholy and stressful, but there are ways to make them brighter. Robert Emery, author of Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime (2016), offers ten tips for giving your children a holiday of meaningful family time. Mr. Emery is a professor of psychology in the […]

The Question of Past-Life Memories

Dr. Jim B. Tucker will speak on “Children’s Memories of Previous Lives” at Lifetime Learning‘s More Than the Score event on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Alumni Hall. Dr. Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director, Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia Health Systems.  He […]

Do We Know What Makes Us Happy?

Happy Sunday Lifetime Learners! Today begins the most romantic week of the year – the week of Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, there is a lot of pressure placed on this one day; whether you’re taken or single, celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, or just looking forward to discounted chocolate on February 15th, we all hold […]

What is Clinical Science?

Written by: Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D., Emory University, and Bethany A. Teachman, Ph.D., Professor, University of Virginia Department of Psychology Clinical science is grounded in the belief that a scientific approach should guide the many roles of a clinical psychologist, including providing psychotherapy, conducting assessments, and conducting research, teaching, mentoring, consulting, or program evaluation. One need […]