Press Releases

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>


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>