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Appetizing imagery puts visual perception on fast forward

(Association for Psychological Science) People rated images containing positive content as fading more smoothly compared with neutral and negative images, even when they faded at the same rate, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Feeling sated can become a cue to eat more

(Association for Psychological Science) When hunger pangs strike, we usually interpret them as a cue to reach for a snack; when we start to feel full, we take it as a sign that we should stop eating. But new research shows that these associations can be learned the other way around, such that satiety becomes a cue to eat more, not less. Show More Summary

Eye movements reveal temporal expectation deficits in ADHD

(Association for Psychological Science) A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Cooperation driven by reciprocity, not conformity

(Association for Psychological Science) From an evolutionary perspective, cooperating with others can yield benefits that increase chances of survival. But what are the conditions that motivate us to cooperate? New research suggestsShow More Summary

Link between positive emotions and health depends on culture

(Association for Psychological Science) Positive emotions are often seen as critical aspects of healthy living, but new research suggests that the link between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context. The findings, published...Show More Summary

Low-Income extraverts spend more on status than introverted peers

(Association for Psychological Science) The types of goods and services that low-income individuals buy may depend, at least in part, on their personality traits, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Like adults, children show bias in attributing mental states to others

(Association for Psychological Science) Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative to characters that belong to an outside group, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

People favor highly reviewed products, even when they shouldn't

(Association for Psychological Science) When we're trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose. But new research suggests that we tend to use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage.

Cognitive abilities seem to reinforce each other in adolescence

(Association for Psychological Science) One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people's skills on a wide range of domains as...Show More Summary

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action

(Association for Psychological Science) People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of view over time, according to findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

APA Journals Program Collaborates with Center for Open Science to Advance Open Science Practices in Psychological Research

The American Psychological Association, the nonprofit publisher of 90 psychology journals, has entered a partnership with the Center for Open Science to offer open science badges to authors, create an APA data repository to ease sharing and designate a preferred preprint server for APA journal articles.

Women show cognitive advantage in gender-equal countries

(Association for Psychological Science) Women's cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Neuroticism may postpone death for some

(Association for Psychological Science) Data from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may reduce the risk of death for individuals who report being in fair or poor health. Show More Summary

Individualistic practices and values increasing around the world

(Association for Psychological Science) Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon. The findings, published in Psychological...Show More Summary

Visual illusion could help you read smaller font

(Association for Psychological Science) Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Systematic research investigates effects of money on thinking, behavior

(Association for Psychological Science) In a new research article, scientists present results from three experiments that systematically explore money-priming effects, finding inconsistent evidence for the effect of money primes on various measures of self-sufficient thinking and behavior. Show More Summary

Meaningless accelerating scores yield better performance

(Association for Psychological Science) Seemingly any behavior can be 'gamified' and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you've walked to the online purchases you've made and even the chores you've completed. Tracking...Show More Summary

Adults with autism make more consistent choices

(Association for Psychological Science) People with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) often show a reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but new research suggests that this reduced sensitivity may actually lead to more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks.

Taking photos of experiences boosts visual memory, impairs auditory memory

(Association for Psychological Science) A quick glance at any social media platform will tell you that people love taking photos of their experiences -- whether they're lying on the beach, touring a museum, or just waiting in line at the grocery store. Show More Summary

Strategic studying limits the costs of divided attention

(Association for Psychological Science) Multitasking while studying may impair overall memory for the study material, but your ability to strategically identify and remember the most important information may stay intact, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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