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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>

The Perils of Being the Decider

Making business judgments, like forecasting the weather, always entails an element of uncertainty. Sound decision-making about when to spend capital – or, analogously, when to prepare for an incoming storm […]... More>

Academic Observer

Journal Impact Factors

Henry L. Roediger, III, chair of APS's Publications Committee, says Impact Factors are a flawed measure in academic publishing. ... More>