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What a Mission to Mars Can Teach Us about Teamwork

Psychological scientists are working with space agencies to develop team-building techniques that will be used by astronauts on future trips to Mars. ... More>

Why ‘Batman’ Met a Tragic Death on the Highway

Research shows that pedestrians often underestimate how visible they are to drivers at night, and motorists overestimate their own accuracy at spotting pedestrians in the dark. ... More>

Cold Offices Linked to Lower Productivity

The temperature of our environment can have a profound influence on our emotions, perceptions, and even our productivity. ... More>

Hidden Cameras Make Safer Drivers

Drivers are more likely to obey the speed limit on roads where speeding cameras are present but hidden. ... More>

Similarity to Human Drivers Inspires Trust in Self-Driving Cars

Incorporating “virtual drivers” that looked and acted like humans significantly increased people’s willingness to let an autonomous vehicle take the wheel. ... More>