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Can Gratitude Reduce Costly Impatience?

Emotions are often seen as a hindrance to avoiding our irrational impulses, but research suggests that one emotion — gratitude — may help us hold out for future rewards. ... More>


How Science and Technology Can Help Each Other Flourish

A cross-cutting theme program at the 2014 APS Annual Convention, May 22–25 in San Francisco, will feature three subpanels on behavioral genetics, mobile sensing, and social networks. ... More>


Presidential Column

Technology, Psychology, and a Coming Revolution in the Study of Decision Making

Big data is driving a sea change in research on human behavior and decision making. Guest Presidential Columnist Paul W. Glimcher of New York University’s Center for Neuroeconomics explains. ... More>


Is Your Impatience Costing You?


Presidential Column

Applying Psychology to Public Policy

Behavioral science is helping the British government save tens of millions of pounds. Guest Presidential Columnist David Halpern describes how the UK Cabinet-level office he heads is making that happen. ... More>