Teens’ Science Interest Linked With Knowledge, but Only in Wealthier Nations

Data from an international sample of 15-year-olds indicates that individual science achievement may be influenced as much by broad national-level resources as it is by personal interest and motivation. More>

      

Does Punishing Speeders Prevent Speeding?

New research finds that tickets and citations may be important tools in convincing drivers to put the brakes on speeding.

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Ebola Scare Could Heighten Fears About Other Illnesses, Research Suggests

Psychological scientists have found that our fear of contracting illnesses, no matter how remote the chances, can actually lead to behavioral changes.

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APS Members Lord and Shadlen Elected to Institute of Medicine

Psychological scientists Catherine Lord and Michael N. Shadlen have been elected as members to the Institute of Medicine.

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How Your “Better Half” May Impact Your Success at Work

Having a spouse with certain personality traits may influence how successful we are at work, including higher pay, higher job satisfaction, and more promotions.

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Even Depressed People Believe that Life Gets Better

Even depressed adults seem to share the typical belief that the future will be brighter, but this optimism may not lead to better outcomes, researchers find.

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Brain Activity Provides Evidence for Internal “Calorie Counter”

While you’re thinking about whether a food is tasty or nutritious, an internal calorie counter is evaluating the food based on its caloric density, results from a neuroimaging study show.

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