Saving Old Information Can Boost Memory for New Information

The simple act of saving something, like a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next. More>

      

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Read about the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genome-wide association studies for behavioral traits; attention, disruptive behavior, and achievement in early childhood; and effects of crowding on visual perception and grip.

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Movies May Rev Up Teens’ Reckless Behavior Behind the Wheel

Early exposure to reckless driving in movies may increase teens’ tendency for risky driving years later.

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Hugs May Help Protect Against Colds by Boosting Social Support

More frequent hugs may protect people from the increased susceptibility to infection that comes with being stressed, resulting in less severe illness symptoms.

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Being Able to Personalize Your Workspace May Have Psychological Benefits

For those working in open office layouts, personalizing a workspace may help counteract some of the stress caused by a lack of privacy.

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People Trust Typical-Looking Faces Most

While people don't view typical-looking faces as the most attractive, they do consider them to be the most trustworthy, researchers find.

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