Press Releases

New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of studies exploring: effects of participating in research on non-suicidal self-injury; neural connectivity, emotional processing, and PTSD; and functional connectivity, episodic memory, and risk for psychosis. ... More>


Moral Tales With Positive Outcomes Motivate Kids to Be Honest

Moral stories praising a character’s honesty are better at getting kids to tell the truth than stories emphasizing the negative repercussions of lying, according to new research. ... More>


Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive punishment. ... More>


It’s the Last Bite That Keeps You Coming Back for More

Your memory for that last bite of chocolate cake may be more influential than the first bite in determining when you want to eat it again, according to new research. ... More>


Sports Teams May Lose Out From Having ‘Too Much Talent’

Can teams have too much talent? According to new research, after a certain point the addition of more superstar talent to a team can actually result in poorer team performance. ... More>