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The Digital Lab

In the spirit of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the United States, the Observer pays its annual tribute to the latest innovations in psychological science methodology. This year, scientists share their experiences using social media, smartphones, open-source software, and other implements of the Internet age to broaden their data sets and speed up their analyses. ... More>


Student Notebook

Work the Network

Though research articles in peer-reviewed journals are still the mainstay format for reporting findings, social-media start-ups are beginning to transform the landscape of scientific communication. ... More>


A Solo Traveler’s Guide to Meeting People


Mistargeted Messages Could Spur Help-Seeking for Depression

Researchers explore whether deliberately mistargeted messages may avoid the "backfire effect" that sometimes occurs with messages that directly target depressed individuals. ... More>


Psychological Biases Play A Part In Vaccination Decisions