Latest Association for Psychological Science Stories
Cancer risks. Investment alternatives. Calories. Numbers are everywhere in daily life, and they figure into all sorts of decisions.
When you see a picture of a hand, how do you know whether it’s a right or left hand?
Like to save the best for last? Here’s good news: If it’s the last, you’ll like it the best.
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.
People with low self-esteem seem to behave counterproductively, bombarding their friends with negative tidbits about their lives and making themselves less likeable.
The eyes are the window into the soul—or at least the mind.
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.
Whenever we fall ill, there are many different factors that come together to influence the course of our illness.
Feeling like you’re part of the gang is crucial to the human experience.
“Be all you can be,” the Army tells potential recruits.
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