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New Psychological Science Findings Involving Bias, Fear, Gender Differences, and More

Findings include a significant decrease in attitudes toward most types of bias in the United States between 2007 and 2020.
15-Aug-2022 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Don’t Always Give Better Advice—They Just Give More

For tasks ranging from solving word puzzles to throwing darts, better performers don't necessarily give better advice—they just give more of it, finds research recently published in the journal Psychological Science.
15-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Zoom and Alcohol Don’t Mix—Looking at Yourself During Online Social Gatherings May Worsen Mood; Alcohol May Increase This Effect

The more a person stares at themselves while talking with a partner in an online chat, the more their mood degrades over the course of the conversation, a new study finds. Alcohol use appears to worsen this effect.
13-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Updated Media Briefings: APS 2022 Annual Convention

Briefing 1: Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. CDT; Briefing 2: Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. CDT. Registration: Journalists should contact [email protected] to attend the virtual briefings.
26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Treat Implicit Bias as a Public Health Problem, New Report Recommends

To turn the tide on the biases that perpetuate social injustice, the latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest recommends that governments and institutions treat implicit bias as a public-health problem.
20-May-2022 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual News Briefings and Research Highlights, APS 2022 Convention

Journalists are invited to attend two virtual news briefing that will cover the latest research and discoveries from the field of psychological science. Topics will include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, tools to support ethnic...
17-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wendy Wood Incoming President-Elect of Association for Psychological Science

Wendy Wood, provost professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California, has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
11-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PSPI Live: Test a Witness’s Memory of a Suspect Only Once

PSPI Live is an online symposium series that highlights papers published in the APS journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI).
20-Apr-2022 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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"False Confessions: A Current Matter of Life and Death" by Saul Kassin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

21-Apr-2022 9:30 AM EDT

The Littlest Linguists: New Research on Language Development

How do children learn language, and how is language related to other cognitive and social skills? Psychological scientists have researched these questions for many decades. Here’s a look at some recent research (2020–2021) on language...
1-Sep-2021 3:55 PM EDT

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FRIDAY, MAY 21: Expert Panel on Policing and Racism, Insights from Psychological Science

20-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT

Policing and Racism, Insights from Psychological Science: Expert Panel

13-May-2021 4:25 PM EDT

The Psychological Science of Racism: Expert Panel for Journalists: March 31; 2 p.m. EDT

29-Mar-2021 6:00 AM EDT

Psychological Science and COVID-19: Conspiracy Theories

29-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT

Pandemic Effects on Marriage and Relationships

28-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT

APS Backgrounder Series: Psychology and COVID-19

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

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