Latest Association for Psychological Science Stories
The idea of having to negotiate over the price of a new car sends many into the cold sweats.
On the Monday following a big football game, fans of the losing team seem to load up on saturated fats and sugars, whereas supporters of the winning team opt for healthier foods.
Getting kids to share their toys is a never-ending battle, and compelling them to do so never seems to help.
People who are feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair' the face.
New research shows that as culture has evolved over the last two centuries – with increasing urbanization, greater reliance on technology, and widespread availability of formal education – so has human psychology.
Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality.
How harmful we perceive an act to be depends on whether we see the act as intentional.
Infants develop a fear of heights as a result of their experiences moving around their environments.
Expert ballet dancers seem to glide effortlessly across the stage, but learning the steps is both physically and mentally demanding.
Teenagers are famously self-conscious, acutely aware and concerned about what their peers think of them.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.