Press Releases

Imagining Positive Outcomes May Bring Pleasure Now But Pain Later

Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out can boost your mood in the here and now but may lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long run. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring physical activity and affective regulation in bipolar disorder, stress among cancer caregivers, and visual processing of facial information in schizophrenia. ... More>


Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, but new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens' propensity to engage in risky behavior. ... More>


Wearing a Helmet Tied to Riskier Decision Making

Individuals wearing a bicycle helmet as part of a lab experiment reported greater sensation seeking and engaged in more risk taking than those wearing a baseball cap. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring decision making in dividing attention across multiple goals and holistic processing of nonface objects. ... More>