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Employees Changed Their Drinking Habits After the Recession

New research suggests that economic stress brought on by the Great Recession shifted drinking behavior: Employees drank less often on the job, but more often after work. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: coping among twins discordant for clinical disorders, early adversity and adult stress as predictors of smoking cessation, and modeling patterns of polysubstance use. ... More>


Addicted to Your Phone? There’s Help for That


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Mind Over Matter

Decades at the forefront of attention research have convinced APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner that attention can literally save lives: He witnessed a group of smokers reduce their cigarette consumption by 60% after just 2 weeks of mindfulness training. He confirmed an increase in brain activity in areas related to self-control among these study participants. Posner’s Keynote Address kicked off the the 27th APS Annual Convention in New York City, where 5,300 attendees met to discuss cutting-edge research on behavioral development, attention, clinical interventions, and more. ... More>