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‘Sensitive’-Topics Research: Is It Really Harmful to Participants?

Two psychology professors argue that “sensitive”-topics research, when approached carefully, is not necessarily more traumatic for participants than “minimal risk” studies. ... More>


Under the Skin: How Childhood Adversity Takes Its Toll

Most of us have fond memories of our childhood homes, so it’s hard to imagine the lives of less fortunate kids. But far too many youngsters spend their earliest years […]... More>


Register Now for the 2014 Psychopathy Conference

Registration is now open for the 2014 Psychopathy Conference, to be held May 7–8, 2014, in Berlin. ... More>


Childhood Poverty Linked With Worse Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood

About 1 in 4 children in the U.S. grow up in poverty. What does this mean for mental health outcomes when these children enter their teens and early 20s? ... More>


Peltzman Effect as a Potential Obstacle to Pedestrian Safety Policy

This study examined whether the Peltzman effect was a reliable predictor of risky behavior at crosswalks. Pedestrians were observed at marked and unmarked crosswalks at a university campus in order […] More>