What explains exceptional human performance? This podcast sheds light on the power of diversification.
28-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Sometimes our eyes can deceive us, as shown by a perception-bending optical illusion involving a pair of lines, or sticks, of equal length. One stick, framed by open fins at each end, appears longer to our eyes than an equally long stick framed by...
12-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Where were you this time last week? How about two weeks ago? A month? Recalling where you were at a specific time on a specific date may seem like a simple task, but new research reveals that our recollections of our past whereabouts are often...
7-Jul-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Can people learn to better identify fake news about COVID-19—and if so, would they be less likely to share that fake story with others? Perhaps, but it may take more than simply priming them to think more critically beforehand.
11-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites
New research published in the journal Psychological Science, however, reveals that earworms can sometimes interject themselves into our dreams, where they can negatively impact our quality of sleep.
9-Jun-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Despite increases in gender equality and the normalization of casual sex in many cultures, the belief that women who engage in casual sex have low self-esteem remains widespread. New research examines this entrenched stereotype and finds no...
8-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites
New Research Highlights Distinctions in White Audience Associations of ‘Black’ and ‘African American’ Label
A new series of studies to be published by Psychological Science show that White Americans associate the label “Blacks” with being targets of racial bias more than the label “African Americans."
25-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
The latest news and discoveries from the field of psychological science will be featured at the 2021 Virtual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), held May 26-27.
11-May-2021 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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Through an ongoing series of backgrounders, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) is exploring many of the psychological factors that can help the public understand and collectively combat the spread of COVID-19. Each backgrounder...
30-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Wouldn’t it be nice if all our decisions were the results of clear, rational, deductive reasoning? Of course they rarely are. A full range of emotions influence decision-making and experts in the field will look at fear and our transportation...
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