Press Releases

Not All Mind Wandering Is Created Equal

Research often assumes that people mind wander unintentionally, but new findings show that people frequently report zoning out on purpose, and for different reasons. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the role of conscious awareness in associative learning, the social aspects of music learning among infants, and brain mechanisms underlying self-affirmation. ... More>


Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker

A new study including blind and sighted participants suggests that gestural variations across languages do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring person-city personality fit, social mechanisms underlying third-party punishment, and infants' understanding of others' need for assistance. ... More>


Where We Live Affects Our Bias Against Mixed-Race Individuals

Whites living in areas with low racial diversity have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals, which correlates with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals. ... More>