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A Good Mood is a Good Motivator

Real-time data collected from nearly 30,000 participants finds that people are much more motivated to take on tedious tasks when they’re in good mood. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in […]... More>


Observer Article

Are Neutral Faces Really Neutral?

A symposium at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago featuring five psychological scientists examined just how unemotional our neutral faces really are and explained how people often derive meaning from these expressionless faces nonetheless. ... More>


Failure, Emotions, and Explaining It to Your Boss

Two experiments investigate whether it's better to play it cool or fess up with your heart on your sleeve when you make a major error at work. ... More>


Curiosity Is Not Intrinsically Good