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Driving in Rain, Sleet, or Snow? Cognitive Biases Worsen Winter Driving

People often lack insight when evaluating their own skills, leading many drivers to overestimate their ability to handle inclement road conditions. ... More>


Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’


Can People Tell When They’re Too Sleepy to Drive Safely?

Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving, leading a team of researchers to ask whether sleepy drivers can accurately determine when they’re too tired for safe driving. ... More>


Risky Drivers More Likely to Ignore Road Rules Even as Pedestrians

Research comparing risky behavior between pedestrians and drivers finds that some people are more likely to engage in dangerous behavior, behind the wheel or not. ... 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>