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Using Time to Understand Behavioral Development

In the days, weeks, and years following traumatic events from combat to spinal-cord injuries, most individuals respond with resilience and do not go on to develop PTSD, notes APS Fellow George A. Bonanno. Bonanno joins APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Ian J. Deary, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Emily Butler, and Robert N. Singer for a cross-cutting theme program on how memory, relationships, and even IQ can affect people across different periods of their lifespans — from milliseconds to decades. ... More>


Friend Fail: When Your Partner Dislikes Your Pals


For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction


Longer Acquaintance Levels the Romantic Playing Field

Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring partner responsiveness and cortisol over time, electrophysiological signals of recognition memory, and propranolol and loss aversion. ... More>