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Psychological Training for Entrepreneurs Helps Fight Poverty

A new study on enhancing entrepreneurship in Uganda provides evidence that psychological interventions are a useful tool in the fight against global poverty. ... More>


A Brief Guide to Convincing Total Strangers to Do Your Bidding


Fear of Death Prompts Leaders to Look Towards the Future

Thoughts of death can have a strong, measurable—and often prosocial—impact on our decision making. ... More>


Why “Yes” Is More Powerful Than “No”

Whether it’s asking to borrow a cell phone or soliciting a charitable donation, social norms strongly favor saying “yes” over "no." ... More>


Fuzzy Thinking Gives Adolescents a Clearer View of Risk

APS Fellow Valerie F. Reyna, Rebecca B. Weldon, and Michael McCormick, all of Cornell University, describe how fuzzy-trace theory may provide suggestions about altering adolescents’ tendency toward risky behavior. ... More>