Press Releases

Effect of Facial Expression on Emotional State Not Replicated in Multilab Study

A coordinated replication effort conducted across 17 labs found no evidence that surreptitiously inducing people to smile or frown affects their emotional state. ... More>

School Principals Shape Students’ Values Via School Climate

Over time, students’ personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to data from 252 school principals, over 3600 teachers, and almost 50,000 students in Israel. ... More>

Faced With Ambivalence, Powerful People Are Less Decisive Than Others

Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make, a new study suggests. ... More>

Psychological Science Explores the Minds of Dogs  

A special issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science explores all that psychological scientists have learned about dog behavior and cognition in recent years. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the relationship between emotion categories and neural representations of emotion and how language provides a code that closely maps onto body types. ... More>