Press Releases

Self-Promoters Tend to Misjudge How Annoying They Are to Others

Telling others about a recent promotion or a newly purchased car may seem like harmless ways to share good news. But research suggests that self-promotion often backfires. ... More>


Narrow Misses Can Propel Us Toward Other Rewards and Goals

Coming close to winning something only to lose out in the end may boost our motivation to achieve other wins, leading us to pursue totally unrelated rewards. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: methodological issues in studies linking video games and cognitive abilities; rule-learning in 8-month-olds; and bias among children as a function of group norms. ... More>


Educational App or Digital Candy? Helping Parents Choose Quality Apps for Kids

While new data show that young children, even babies, are increasingly using digital apps, scientific research suggests that many supposedly "educational" apps are nothing more than digital junk food. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring self-distancing in veterans with PTSD, rumination and worry as transdiagnostic processes, and boundary restriction for negative emotional images. ... More>