Press Releases

Speed-Reading Apps May Impair Reading Comprehension by Limiting Ability to Backtrack

New speed-reading apps eliminate the time we supposedly waste moving our eyes as we read. But these eye movements are critical to our ability to understand what we’ve read. ... More>


People Selectively Remember the Details of Atrocities That Absolve In-Group Members

Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit important details, and these omissions can lead people to remember the events differently depending on their social group membership. ... More>


Classifying Cognitive Style Across Disciplines

Various fields have developed diverse approaches to understanding the way people process information.  A new report from psychological scientists aims to integrate approaches across disciplines by offering a new, integrated framework of cognitive styles that bridges different terminologies, concepts, and approaches. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring distortions in feature binding after eye movements, facial movements that camouflage signals from face morphology, and positive affect and cognitive control. ... More>


Uncovering a New Angle on Mental Distance

Why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Research suggests that the answer lies in how we’re physically oriented in space. ... More>