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College branding makes beer more salient to underage students

(Association for Psychological Science) Major beer companies have rolled out marketing campaigns and products -- such as 'fan cans,' store displays, and billboard ads -- that pair beer with university colors, mascots, and logos. Research...Show More Summary

'Will I look dumb?' When virtual assistants deter help-seeking

(Association for Psychological Science) Virtual assistants have become increasingly sophisticated -- and more humanlike -- since the days when Clippy asked if you needed help with your document. These assistants are intended to makeShow More Summary

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

(Association for Psychological Science) People who worry a lot about germs appear also to be especially concerned about their physical appearance, a new study shows.

Understanding mental disorder through a scientific lens

(Association for Psychological Science) As science reveals more about the origins and development of mental disorder, it also raises more questions. A team of clinical scientists delves into these complexities in a comprehensive newShow More Summary

Augmented-reality technology could help treat 'lazy eye'

(Association for Psychological Science) When signals between the brain and one eye go awry, input from the other eye can become predominant, a condition called amblyopia or 'lazy eye.' New research suggests that people may be able to use wearable augmented-reality technology to reduce this visual discrepancy as they go about everyday activities. Show More Summary

Employee-job personality match linked with higher income

(Association for Psychological Science) An employee whose personality traits closely match the traits that are ideal for her job is likely to earn more than an employee whose traits are less aligned, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Hearing an opinion spoken aloud humanizes the person behind it

(Association for Psychological Science) People attribute more humanlike qualities to those expressing opinions they disagree with when the opinions are spoken as opposed to written, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

People who value virtue show wiser reasoning

(Association for Psychological Science) From romantic dramas to tensions at work, we're often better at working through other people's problems than our own -- while we may approach our friends' problems with wise, clear-eyed objectivity, we often view our own problems through a personal, flawed, emotional lens. Show More Summary

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.

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