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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>


The Secret of Building Successful Teams

The way individuals on a team share information has a strong impact on their performance, according to new research on team cognition. ... More>


Current Directions in Psychological Science

Read about the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. ... More>


What a Mission to Mars Can Teach Us about Teamwork

Psychological scientists are working with space agencies to develop team-building techniques that will be used by astronauts on future trips to Mars. ... More>