Playing With Puzzles and Blocks Could Build Children’s Spatial Skills

Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills. More>

      

The Power of Puppies: Looking at Cute Images Can Improve Focus

Cute images may do more than make us smile. Cute photos were linked to improvements in attention and focus, which may help advertisers gain and hold viewers’ attention.

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Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures

A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that their gender identity is deeply held and not the result of confusion or pretense.

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Researchers Investigate Why Cyclists Run Red Lights

Analysis of video from urban intersections reveals several psychological factors that lead bicyclists to ride through red traffic signals.

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How Hierarchy Can Help Teams Scale New Heights

A new study analyzing data from Himalayan mountain climbers finds that hierarchy within high-stakes teams can both improve and undermine performance.

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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Paul Ekman

APS William James Fellow Paul Ekman discusses his groundbreaking research on microexpressions in the latest installment of APS's "Inside the Psychologist's Studio" video series.

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The Facts About Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

In a brief interview, psychological scientist Richard J. McNally provides facts about the evidence for the effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy.

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