Press Releases

With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying

While people tend to prefer the food option that’s most similar to the item they can’t have, they’re likely to be more satisfied with the option that diverges a bit. ... More>


Withdrawn Children Show Predictable Brain Activity During Social Interactions

Findings from fMRI study provide insight into the brain activity of socially withdrawn children and could inform interventions aimed preventing anxiety disorders among children at risk. ... More>


Choice May Sometimes Be A Cognitive Illusion

We may believe that we’re making decisions consciously when the decisions have actually already been made, results from two studies show. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring toddlers' learning using contingent video and memory processes as a means of "accelerating" attention. ... More>


Seeing the Benefits of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence

Parents’ beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence. ... More>