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APS 2021 Virtual Convention News Highlights: Annual ‘Meeting of the Minds’ in Psychological Science

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

Little to No Increase in Association Between Adolescents’ Mental Health Problems and Digital Technology Engagement

A new study suggests that over the past 30 years, there has been little to no increase in the association between adolescents’ technology engagement and mental health problems. The study also urges more transparent collaborations between academia...
4-May-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vaccine Hesitancy, Misinformation, Climate Change, Work After COVID: Topics included in the 2021 APS Virtual Convention

Many of the world’s leading psychological scientists and educators will explore the latest discoveries and discuss emerging societal concerns at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2021 Virtual Convention, 26-27 May.
29-Apr-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pursuing Best Practices in STEM Education: The Peril and Promise of Active Learning

The latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest examines a promising yet loosely defined STEM instructional technique known as “active learning.”
19-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Adults More Likely to Make the Effort to Help Others

Does getting older impact our willingness to offer a helping hand, or does being older simply mean we have more resources and therefore more capacity to offer help when needed? New research suggests that, all things being equal, older adults are...
16-Apr-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dogs Act Jealously Even When They Don’t See Their Rival

Dogs are one of humanity’s most-beloved animal companions. They share our homes and seem to reciprocate our affections. But could this emotional bond extend into feelings of jealousy? To help answer that question, a team of researchers gauged the...
8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Toddler TV Time Not to Blame for Attention Problems

It’s a common belief that exposure to television in toddlerhood causes attention-deficit problems in school-age children—a claim that was born from the results of a 2004 study that seemed to show a link between the two. However, a further look...
2-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Out of the Box and Into the Lab, Mimes Help Us ‘See’ Objects That Don’t Exist

Human brains can do more than simply imagine the presence of nonexistent objects. Our minds can automatically create well-defined representations of objects that are merely implied rather than seen, like the obstacles in a mime’s performance....
1-Apr-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! and How We Make Them – Insights from Psychological Science

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...
9-May-2012 9:35 AM EDT

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