psychology http://wkar.org en Are you born with the glass half full? http://wkar.org/post/are-you-born-glass-half-full <p></p><p>Do you tend to see the glass half full or half empty? A new study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology is the first to show that brain activity is actually different between positive and negative thinkers, so just telling someone to try and see the glass as half-full isn’t going to help them do it. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:42:44 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 52262 at http://wkar.org Are you born with the glass half full? MSU expert weighs impact of Ariel Castro's death on victims http://wkar.org/post/msu-expert-weighs-impact-ariel-castros-death-victims <p>Ariel Castro, the man who was recently convicted for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for nearly a decade, was found hanged in his cell earlier today. Prison officials are calling it a suicide. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:44:05 +0000 Current State 41773 at http://wkar.org MSU expert weighs impact of Ariel Castro's death on victims Practice makes perfect, perhaps not http://wkar.org/post/practice-makes-perfect-perhaps-not <p>A new study finds that practice is not enough to explain gaps in skill levels. The study, led by Michigan State University associate professor of psychology Zach Hambrick, focused on skill levels in chess and music. Hambrick explains that while practice is highly important, it may not be enough.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:49:18 +0000 Current State 36557 at http://wkar.org