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Changing Habits for the Long Haul

This is a photo of APS Fellow Robert Cialdini.

As research shows, individuals tend to lapse into familiar but unhealthy behaviors during times of stress, says APS Fellow Russell A. Poldrack. In a series of presentations, Poldrack and five other psychological scientists reveal the latest studies on making healthy behaviors more intrinsic and sustainable. ... More>


There’s a Better Way to Manage Time Management

Most working adults feel crunched for time, but new research demonstrates that using a “mental contrasting” strategy can help make time management more manageable. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the development of model-based reinforcement learning, causality and illusory motion perception, and links between mental state and associative activation. ... More>


When Backup Plans Backfire

Backup plans can change the way that a person pursues a goal, as well as the likelihood of achieving it, even if the backup plans are never even used. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “When Does Self-Defeat Equal Success?”, “Does Viewing Mental Disorders as Biological Phenomena Reduce or Increase Stigma?”, and “The Value of Infant-Directed Speech” ... More>