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Designing Experiences To Improve Mental Health — Smashing Magazine
Designing apps for mental health is one area where UX designers can have a huge impact. In this article, we’ll look at the issues with current apps, and guidelines to ensure UX practitioners are using clinically proven methods for improving mental health treatment.
apps  design  mental-health  psychology  mentalhealth 
58 minutes ago by jwithy
Designing for Cognitive Differences · An A List Apart Article
Brandon Gregory considers how to design accessibly for cognitive differences like anxiety disorders, inattention, and depression.
accessibility  psychology  design  cognition  reference  tips 
4 hours ago by vloux
Many undergrad psych textbooks do a poor job of describing science and exploring psychology’s place in it – Research Digest
Writing recently in Archives of Scientific Psychology, they argue that “[a] lack of clarity and accuracy in [psych textbooks] in describing what science is and psychology’s relationship to science are at the heart of these issues.” The authors based their conclusions on a review of 30 US and UK undergraduate psychology textbooks, most updated in the last few years (general texts and others covering abnormal, social and cognitive psych), in which they looked for 18 key contemporary issues in philosophy of science.
education  science  psychology 
6 hours ago by fairyrevel
Linking signal detection theory and encoding models to reveal independent neural representations from neuroimaging data
Many research questions in visual perception involve determining whether stimulus properties are represented and processed independently. In visual neuroscience, there is great interest in determining whether important object dimensions are represented independently in the brain. For example, theories of face recognition have proposed either completely or partially independent processing of identity and emotional expression. Unfortunately, most previous research has only vaguely defined what is meant by “independence,” which hinders its precise quantification and testing. This article develops a new quantitative framework that links signal detection theory from psychophysics and encoding models from computational neuroscience, focusing on a special form of independence defined in the psychophysics literature: perceptual separability. The new theory allowed us, for the first time, to precisely define separability of neural representations and to theoretically link behavioral and brain measures of separability. The framework formally specifies the relation between these different levels of perceptual and brain representation, providing the tools for a truly integrative research approach. In particular, the theory identifies exactly what valid inferences can be made about independent encoding of st
ScienceDesign  neuroscience  psychology 
9 hours ago by researchknowledge

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