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Fifteen Psychological Scientists Receive APS’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Association’s Highest Honors Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Science
24-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Haunted-House Experience Scares Up Interesting Insights on the Body’s Reaction to Threats

Dilated pupils, sweating, and a rapid heartbeat are some of the physiological responses that people experience when faced with a threatening situation. New research used the immersive experience of a haunted house to reveal that these responses...
19-Jan-2022 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Webinar: Psychology Meets Biology in COVID-19: What We Know and Why It Matters for Public Health

Psychologists have long explored the role of psychological and social factors in health inequalities. This has included understanding the role of these factors in our responses to viral infections and vaccinations. Factors such as loneliness,...
7-Jan-2022 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Storybooks Could Be an Early Source of Gender Stereotypes for Children

Reading to children offers many benefits. A new study reveals, however, that popular storybooks are an underrecognized source of gender stereotypes, and children’s books often contain stronger gender biases than texts for adults.
23-Dec-2021 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Visualize Data to Communicate Science With Students, the Public, and Policymakers

The latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest explores the good and the bad of data visualizations and how public understanding of science can improve if researchers adopt better visualization techniques.
15-Dec-2021 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Webinar: Mental Health in a Global Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Psychological Science

APS Global Collaboration on COVID-19: December 9, 2021; 1-2 pm. ET
29-Nov-2021 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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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