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Better Math Skills Predict Bigger Bank Accounts

People who are good with numbers also tend to be less susceptible to some psychological biases, allowing them to make better financial decisions and accumulate more wealth. ... More>


With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying

While people tend to prefer the food option that’s most similar to the item they can’t have, they’re likely to be more satisfied with the option that diverges a bit. ... More>


Choice May Sometimes Be A Cognitive Illusion

We may believe that we’re making decisions consciously when the decisions have actually already been made, results from two studies show. ... More>


Observation

APS Cattell Awards Recognize Distinguished Research on Psychopathology, Learning, Criminal Justice

Past APS President Robert A. Bjork and APS Fellow Elizabeth L. Bjork of the University of California, Los Angeles, APS Fellow Stephen P. Hinshaw of the University of California, Berkeley, […]... More>


To Be More Persuasive, Repeat Yourself

Selectively repeating information is surprisingly effective at persuading people to change their minds, according to new research. ... More>