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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

APA releases new journal article reporting standards

(American Psychological Association) As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly journals.

Want to Be Happier in Romance? “Focus on What’s Going Right in the Relationship, Rather than Dwelling on What’s Going Wrong.”

Interview: Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski. Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski are the co-authors of a new book, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts They're both positive psychology experts, and they're also married to each other -- very fitting, given their subject! In their book, they […]

Britt: Aspiring Physical Therapist and Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Veteran

Science Cheerleader Hilary here, excited to introduce you to 5-year Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders veteran Britt! Britt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy! Read on below to learn about how Britt balances her passions both on and off the field. 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

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

This video was originally published on October 29, 2017. Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Show More Summary

The best way to cheer up during the holidays has nothing to do with unwrapping gifts, according to science

Giving gifts is psychologically more rewarding than getting gifts, according to science. Even if you can't afford much, the science has found small donations of time or money can still make people happier. If you want to maximize your...Show More Summary

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people's concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science. The findings suggest...Show 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.

The piranha problem in social psychology / behavioral economics: The “take a pill” model of science eats itself

[cat picture] A fundamental tenet of social psychology, behavioral economics, at least how it is presented in the news media, and taught and practiced in many business schools, is that small “nudges,” often the sorts of things that we might not think would affect us at all, can have big effects on behavior. Show More Summary

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

Vintage French Lobby Cards for 'The Man Who Fell to Earth', 1976

The Man Who Fell to Earth is a 1976 British satirical psychological science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Mayersberg, based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, about an extraterrestrial who crash...Show More Summary

Tobacco Control Viewed Through the Lens of Moral Psychology

Perspective of moral psychology helps inform why tobacco control debates are often so vitriolic and yet so often based on limited science, Lynn Kozlowski writes in new paper.

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.

We are witnessing a renaissance in psychology

Let's join Leif Nelson and his co-authors in recognising the positive and welcome changes underway in psychological science. By Christian Jarrett

Three Dartmouth Psychology Professors Are Under Investigation for “Sexual Misconduct”

Three tenured professors from the psychological and brain sciences department at Dartmouth College—Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley, and Paul Whalen—are targets of a criminal investigation, according to official statements from Dartmouth’s president and the New Hampshire attorney general on Oct. Show More Summary

All forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Even the least severe forms of sexual harassment can have serious consequences for high school students who are targeted. Girls struggle the most.

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

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