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Repeat Drunk Drivers and the Neurobiology of Risk

An investigation of repeat drunk driving offenders provides a distinctive profile of the cognitive, personality, and neurobiological factors that influence risk-taking. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring bottom-up processes and motor control in predictable environments, and the role of object function in guiding visual search. ... More>


Observer Article

Attention on the Brain

Research links mindfulness meditation with everything from metacognition to cortical thickness in the brain, says APS Fellow Tania Singer. She and other psychological scientists impart the latest findings from the science of paying attention. ... More>


Observer Article

Under New Management

A mix of social experiences, psychological systems, and brain mechanisms enables us to make increasingly complex decisions and regulate our thoughts and actions. APS Board Member Annette D. Karmiloff-Smith and APS Fellows Eveline Crone, Yuko Munakata (pictured), and Philip D. Zelazo are among scientists worldwide who are identifying neural and cognitive processes that underlie the development of executive control across the lifespan. ... More>


New Research in Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genes and executive function in childhood, sex differences in aggression, and hormones and women's clothing choices. ... More>