Press Releases

Science Behind Driving Behavior, Aptitude Explored in New Blog

New APS blog Minds On The Road will highlight the scientific study of behaviors, emotions, skills, and errors that we display behind the wheel. ... More>


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>