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‘Inoculating’ Against Road Rage

A new intervention may help “inoculate” drivers from the cognitive distortions that lead to explosive anger behind the wheel. ... More>


New Research in Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genes and executive function in childhood, sex differences in aggression, and hormones and women's clothing choices. ... More>


Observer Article

First-Rate Science on Symposium Sunday

APS always saves some of the best for last — does that mean we’d pass the marshmallow test? Every year, the Annual Convention’s can’t-miss Symposium Sunday offers cutting-edge findings on urgent public and scientific topics. In New York, these include research on attitudes about climate change and nontraditional methods for delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy. ... More>


Observer Article

Not Just Fun and Games

Psychological scientist Daphne Bavelier remains astounded by her observation that short periods of action-based video-game training nearly erased the gender difference found in geometric mental-rotation tasks. Jeffrey Y. Lin, Bavelier’s copresenter, describes his experience using gaming data to combat online harassment. ... More>


Illuminating Mechanisms of Repetitive Thinking

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science explores how our ability to engage in mental time travel can have detrimental consequences when it becomes repetitive and uncontrolled. ... More>