Latest Association for Psychological Science Stories

2012-02-10 15:26:59

Cancer risks. Investment alternatives. Calories. Numbers are everywhere in daily life, and they figure into all sorts of decisions.

2012-02-09 21:23:22

When you see a picture of a hand, how do you know whether it’s a right or left hand?

2012-02-09 21:22:34

Like to save the best for last? Here’s good news: If it’s the last, you’ll like it the best.

2012-02-03 19:00:50

People who suffer a traumatic experience often don’t talk about it, and many forget it over time. But not talking about something doesn’t always mean you’ll forget it; if you try to force yourself not to think about white bears, soon you’ll be imagining polar bears doing the polka.

2012-02-03 11:59:54

People with low self-esteem seem to behave counterproductively, bombarding their friends with negative tidbits about their lives and making themselves less likeable.

2012-01-27 15:00:33

The eyes are the window into the soul—or at least the mind.

2012-01-27 14:26:09

In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his amygdala activated – displaying fear, when they showed him pictures of black people.

2012-01-27 14:24:43

Whenever we fall ill, there are many different factors that come together to influence the course of our illness.

2012-01-25 15:35:40

Feeling like you’re part of the gang is crucial to the human experience.

2012-01-25 15:33:00

“Be all you can be,” the Army tells potential recruits.

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