Latest Association for Psychological Science Stories
People can plan strategic movements to several different targets at the same time, even when they see far fewer targets than are actually present.
Whether a person believes obesity is caused by overeating or by a lack of exercise predicts his or her actual body mass.
Having to explain how a political policy works leads people to express less extreme attitudes toward the policy.
Infants who sweat less in response to scary situations at age 1 show more physical and verbal aggression at age 3.
A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually “rub off” on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later.
Teenagers are risk-takers — they’re more likely than children or adults to experiment with illicit substances, have unprotected sex, and drive recklessly.
Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group.
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show.
Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression.
Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you’re falling asleep or just waking up?
- A political dynamiter.