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Taxing Sugary Drinks Curbs Consumption, But Only When Costs ‘Pop’

Consumer taxes on sugary beverages are meant to curb consumption, but they are effective only when increased costs are salient at the point of purchase, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
15-Nov-2021 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

One and Done: Researchers Urge Testing Eyewitness Memory Only Once

To prevent wrongful convictions, only the first identification of a suspect should be considered.
4-Nov-2021 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sex, Drugs, and Genes: Moral Attitudes Share a Genetic Basis

By studying both identical and fraternal twins, researchers suggest that largely the same heredity factors that influence openness to casual sex also influence a person’s moral views toward recreational drug use.
26-Oct-2021 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chronic Pain Treatment Should Include Psychological Interventions

The latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest examines psychological interventions for the treatment of chronic pain, including the gap between the evidence of the effectiveness of several psychological interventions and their...
5-Oct-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding ‘Scientific Consensus’ May Correct Misperceptions About GMOs, but Not Climate Change

Explaining the meaning of “scientific consensus” may counter false beliefs about the safety of genetically modified foods. This same approach, however, is less effective in convincing skeptics that climate change is real and caused by humans
28-Sep-2021 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Syrian Refugees Yearn to Return Home—but Those Who Want to Migrate West Are Least Likely to Hold Extremist Views

Research shows Syrian refugees were significantly more motivated to return home than to emigrate to the West. Those who were motivated to emigrate were the least likely to endorse extreme religious and political views.
17-Sep-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

This Week in Psychological Science

Topics include: optimism, social media temptations, stress and cognitive-effort avoidance, biased to see what we want to see, mental health during COVID-19 surge, and maternal depression.
14-Sep-2021 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Current Understandings of Microaggressions: Impacts on Individuals and Society

The latest issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science is dedicated to the singular topic of microaggressions: statements, policies, and environmental cues that carry racial and prejudicial overtones. Though small in scale and sometimes...
13-Sep-2021 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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