Press Releases

Teenage Girls Are Exposed to More Stressors that Increase Depression Risk

Rates of depression increase in adolescence, especially among girls. New research indicates that this may result from girls’ greater exposure to stressful interpersonal events. ... More>


Sharing Makes Both Good and Bad Experiences More Intense

Undergoing an experience with another person, even if we do it in silence with someone we met just moments ago, seems to intensify that experience. ... More>


Trying to Share Our “Epic” Moments May Leave Us Feeling Left Out

We might love to reminisce and tell others about our extraordinary experiences, but new research suggests that sharing these extraordinary experiences may come at a social cost. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring individual differences in children's mathematical development, 5-HTTLPR and amygdala activation, and the relationship between the vestibular system and sense of self. ... More>


Alcohol Makes Smiles More “Contagious,” but Only for Men

Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, indicating that alcohol increases their sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors. ... More>