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Expressing Anger Linked with Better Health in Some Cultures

We're urged to manage anger or suffer its ill effects, but new data from the US and Japan suggest that anger may be linked with better health in certain cultures. ... More>

Processing Speed Helps Determine Whether We Choose Carrots Over Chocolates

Whether we choose a healthy snack over an indulgent one may depend on how quickly our brains process different kinds of information about food. ... More>

Observer Article

Journals, Journals, Journals

As the field’s highest ranked empirical journal reaches its silver anniversary, we republish the inaugural editorial written by its founding editor, the late cognitive psychologist William K. Estes — who worked on the early issues in the same corner of the same house where William James authored Principles of Psychology a century earlier. Psychological Science introduced a number of innovations and led to a number of changes in journals across the field more generally. ... More>

Distraction Is No Longer A Barrier For Learning