Press Releases

Angry Faces Back Up Verbal Threats, Making Them Seem More Credible

Angry expressions lend weight to a negotiator’s threat to walk away from the table, leading the other party to offer more money than they otherwise would have. ... More>


Distance From a Conflict May Promote Wiser Reasoning

Distancing oneself from a personal problem by approaching it as an outsider may lead to wiser reasoning about the problem, researchers find. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring tryptophan depletion and social comparison, infant attention and behavioral control in later childhood, caregiving salience and out-group bias, and perception of visually "rich" scenes. ... More>


Use of Gestures Reflects Language Instinct in Young Children

When young children use gestures to communicate specific concepts, their gestures segment information and reorganize it into language-like sequences, new research shows. ... More>


Same Face, Many First Impressions

Slight variations in how an individual face is viewed can lead people to develop significantly different first impressions of that individual, a series of studies shows. ... More>