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Holiday Travelers Take Note: Scientists Explore Roadway Aggression

It’s that time of year – the time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate another year…to spend hours in a car dealing with pent-up roadway aggression? ... More>


‘If You Get Too Cold, I’ll Tax The Heat’


Under Stress, We Ignore the Negative Possibilities

When they're under pressure, people making difficult decisions tend to give more weight to the upsides than to the potential risks, studies show. ... More>


Visual Aids Can Help People Better Understand Health Risks

Risk information is often difficult to understand, but research shows that transparent visual aids can help patients to make sound decisions about medical treatments, screenings, and lifestyle choices. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers on benefits of fast thinking and why smart people make foolish decisions. ... More>