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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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Practical Solutions to Violence

At the 2014 APS Annual Convention, four researchers (as reported in the July/August Observer article “Exploring the Psychological Science of Violence”) missed essential components of US violence and how to […]... More>


Cruise Control May Prevent Speeding, But Slow Reaction Times

New research finds that cruise control can help drivers stick to the speed limit, but may also have a negative impact on reaction time and attention to the road. ... More>


When It Comes To Driving, Most People Think Their Skills are Above Average

Most people rate themselves as having driving skills far above average, but a new study shows that we don’t all agree on what it means to be a good driver. ... More>


Bicyclists Beware: The Psychology of Car-Bike Crash Risks

Differences in how bikers and drivers perceive risk on the road could have implications for preventing crashes. ... More>