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‘Inoculating’ Against Road Rage

A new intervention may help “inoculate” drivers from the cognitive distortions that lead to explosive anger behind the wheel. ... More>


Psychosis and Violence Aren’t Strongly Linked

The idea that violent criminals often suffer from a mental illness that compels them to act destructively is a popular one, but research suggests this notion is unfounded. ... More>


Combining Cannabis and Alcohol Amplifies Crash Risks

As the legalization of marijuana gains popularity, researchers are starting to looking at how cannabis interacts with alcohol when people get behind the wheel. ... More>


Music in the Car Can Cause Teen Drivers to Tune Out

Most drivers listen to music or the radio in the car, but for inexperienced drivers listening to music may become a dangerous distraction. ... More>


Researchers Investigate Why Cyclists Run Red Lights

Analysis of video from urban intersections reveals several psychological factors that lead bicyclists to ride through red traffic signals. ... More>