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Concentration Ability May Get Better With Age

Data from over 10,000 people show that, like a barrel-aged whiskey or a ripening cheese, some cognitive abilities seem to get better with maturity. ... More>

Observer Article

Portrait of Self-Control as a Young Process

Stereotypes portray the teen brain as an out-of-control car with “no brakes, no steering wheel, and only an accelerator,” says APS Fellow BJ Casey. Research shows that teenagers take risks because reward centers develop more quickly than control centers in their brains. But changes in the adolescent brain ultimately help prepare teens to become independent of their parents. APS Fellow Ruth Feldman, Clancy Blair, and Angela L. Duckworth also speak about self-regulation across the lifespan in APS President Nancy Eisenberg’s 2015 Presidential Symposium. ... More>

Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? Overconfidence’

Life Satisfaction Linked With Mortality Risk in Older Adults

A longitudinal study involving nearly 4,500 people shows that greater life satisfaction in adults age 50 and older is related to a reduced risk of mortality. ... More>


Werner Named Recipient of Verriest Medal

APS Fellow John S. Werner will receive the 2015 Verriest Medal at the biennial meeting of the International Colour Vision Society, July 3–7, 2015, in Sendai, Japan. Werner, Distinguished Professor […]... More>