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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring authoritarianism and attitudes toward out-groups, categorization of sexual orientation, and attention and perceptual learning. ... More>

Cover Story


Armed with findings about the way the brain processes pain, clinical scientists are piloting new perceptual treatments to help people gain lasting relief from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions. ... More>

Observer Article

Measuring Pain With a Flash

Physical pain varies, leaving clinicians struggling to assess the severity of a patient's discomfort. But APS Past President Linda M. Bartoshuk has found a way to more precisely -- and quickly -- measure the intensity of each individual's suffering. ... More>

Confidence Spills Over Across Unrelated Decisions

New research on metacognition, or “thinking about thinking,” could help to explain why people are often overconfident in their performance on perceptual or memory tasks. ... More>