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Turn That Frown Upside Down

How can you make your day better? Turn that frown upside down. As corny as that phrase is, science can back it up. As part of the Wall Street Journal's "Is It True" video series, Christina Tsuei interviewed APS member George Bonanno about whether smiles really do improve your mood. The video below also references a 2010 study published in Psychological Science, Cosmetic Use of Botulinum Toxin-A Affects Processing of Emotional Language.... More>


Deliberate Practice: Necessary But Not Sufficient

Psychological scientist Guillermo Campitelli is a good chess player, but not a great one. “I'm not as good as I wanted,” he says. He had an international rating but not any of the titles that chess players get, like Grandmaster and International Master. “A lot of people that practiced much less than me achieved much higher levels.” Some of the players he coached became some of the best players in Argentina. “I always wondered: What's going on? Why did this happen?... More>


How to Recognize a Psychopath


Crunch time: how to deal with grim economic news