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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring handedness and lateralization of syntactic processing and inhibition of short-term memory. ... More>

Portrait of Self-Control as a Young Process

Stereotypes portray the teen brain as an out-of-control car with “no brakes, no steering wheel, and only an accelerator,” says APS Fellow BJ Casey. Research shows that teenagers take risks because reward centers develop more quickly than control centers in their brains. But changes in the adolescent brain ultimately help prepare teens to become independent of their parents. APS Fellow Ruth Feldman, Clancy Blair, and Angela L. Duckworth also speak about self-regulation across the lifespan in APS President Nancy Eisenberg’s 2015 Presidential Symposium. ... More>

The ADHD Explosion

Nearly 10% of American children have received a diagnosis of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). During his Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award Address, APS Fellow Stephen P. […]... More>

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. ... More>

Memory Athletes and Researchers Collaborate to Dissect Feats of Memory

Competitors at the 2nd Annual Extreme Memory Tournament tested their mettle with feats of memorization and recall while working with researchers studying how memory works. ... More>