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He’s Just Not That Into Me: Rejection Influences Women’s Risky Sexual Decision Making

Given the significant consequences involved in women’s choices to have unprotected sex, empirical research designed to understand the in-the-moment factors influencing women’s risky sexual decision-making has become crucial. For the […] 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>


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Financial Decision Making and the Aging Brain

Many of the most influential financial decision makers in our society from business to politics happen to be middle-aged. The average age of Fortune 500 chief executive officers and chief financial officers is around the mid-fifties. Historically, the average appointment age of Federal Reserve Chairs and National Economic Council Directors is also in the fifties. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

C. Nathan DeWall, University of Kentucky, and renowned textbook author and APS Fellow David G. Myers, Hope College, have teamed up to create a new series of columns aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom. ... More>


Weighing the Risks

In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology, a team of researchers led by Toshihiro Wakebe of the University of Tokyo investigated the role of risk aversion in information-gathering behavior. ... More>