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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring individual differences in children's mathematical development, 5-HTTLPR and amygdala activation, and the relationship between the vestibular system and sense of self. ... More>


Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older Drivers

Our reactions at yellow traffic lights may change in unexpected ways as we age, making intersections particularly dangerous for older drivers. ... More>


Uncanny Valley Not So Uncanny for Lonely People


Observer Article

James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships Awarded

Sight restoration, religious diversity, and cultural influences on visual processing are among the research areas being supported by 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships. Recipients of this year’s fellowships are APS Fellow Ara Norenzayan, Ione Fine, and Todd A. Kahan. ... More>


Hand Size Appears to Stay Constant, Provides Natural ‘Ruler’

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even under magnification, suggesting that the hand serves as a perceptual “ruler” that measures the surrounding world. ... More>