Why Monday is the Best Day for Setting New Goals

People are more motivated to pursue a new goal, like hitting the gym or saving for retirement, on specific dates. More>


Changing the Climate on Climate Change

Researchers draw on psychological science to provide five actionable strategies for improving public policy and decision making on climate change.


Satiated, Stuffed, and Spatially Impaired?

New research suggests that a few days of high-fat, high-sugar eating — say, Thanksgiving followed by a weeks’ worth of leftovers — may impair a specific cognitive function: spatial recognition.


Why the Drive Home Really Does Feel Shorter

An unexpectedly long drive in one direction can create an illusion that the drive home is shorter, even when the time spent travelling is exactly the same.


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring timing of component processes in word recognition and impact of diet on spatial learning and performance in rats.


Wake Up! The Working World Has a Sleep Crisis

A nationwide epidemic of sleep deprivation is taking a toll on the workforce, impairing employees’ safety, health, and creativity on the job.


Reducing Intergroup Conflict Through Contact

In a 2015 meta-analysis, psychological scientists examined the effectiveness of intergroup contact at reducing ethnic prejudice.