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Teen Brains Shift Gears on Risk with Mom Watching

Neuroimaging data from teen drivers finds that risky behavior is less rewarding and brain areas related to self-control become more active when mothers are present. ... More>


Real-Time Data May Be the Best Backseat Driver

Researchers from the University of Groningen find that live in-car feedback with financial Pay-As-You-Drive incentives dramatically reduced speeding and unsafe driving behavior. ... More>


The Psychology of the Shortlist


The Psychology of the Shortlist

Imagine this scenario: A plum job has opened up, one that you really want and feel well qualified to hold. So you go through the rigorous process of applying. You […]... More>


Observer Article

Would I Wait for More Pie?

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, APS Past President Walter Mischel reflects upon how his famous “marshmallow test” informed decades of research on self-control and well-being. In a review of the book, APS Fellow BJ Casey explores how Mischel’s research helps us understand and manage temptations — such as her own yearnings for pie. ... More>