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What Makes a Champion? Varied Practice, Not Single-Sport Drilling

What explains exceptional human performance? This podcast sheds light on the power of diversification.
28-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gesturing Reduces Effect of a Classic Optical Illusion, Study Finds

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

Faulty Memories of Our Past Whereabouts: The Fallacy of an Airtight Alibi

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

A ‘Nudge’ May Not Be Enough to Counter Fake News Online

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

Listening to Music Near Bedtime Could Lure Sleep-Disrupting ‘Earworms’

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

Persistent Stereotypes Falsely Link Women’s Self-Esteem to Their Sex Lives

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

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

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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

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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