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Smoke Signals

Melbourne Hovell, a San Diego State University psychological scientist, is part of a multidisciplinary team testing a computerized smoking-cessation intervention. Among other things, the study illustrates the pivotal role of psychological research in public health. ... More>


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Experiments in the Dilemma Zone

Motorists make some of their most fatal judgment errors when the green light turns yellow at an intersection. The yellow traffic light has become a rich source of information about human response time, decision making, and risk taking. ... More>


Ebola Scare Could Heighten Fears About Other Illnesses, Research Suggests

Psychological scientists have found that our fear of contracting illnesses, no matter how remote the chances, can actually lead to behavioral changes. ... More>


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‘The First State’ Achieves a First for Science-Based Clinical Training

Delaware, the first state in the Union, is now the premier state to legally recognize a science-focused accreditation system for clinical psychology training. Illinois has followed suit. ... More>


Can Our Beliefs About Exercise Make Us Fat?

Everyone is an expert when it comes to weight and weight control, and I’m no exception. I am what’s known as an “exercise theorist.” That is, I ascribe to the […]... More>