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Why We Worry About Shark Attacks, Not Car Crashes

New research from the University of Waikato demonstrates how our perceptions of risk on the road don’t always match up with the reality. ... 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>


Why People Buckle Up in Cars, But Not in Cabs

Most people understand that seat belts could save their lives, but behavioral research shows why they don't always use them. ... More>


Teenagers Shape Each Other’s Views on How Risky a Situation Is

Young adolescents’ judgments of how risky a situation is are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while adults' views guide risk evaluation in most other age groups. ... More>