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The Teenage Brain: How Do We Measure Maturity?

Holden Caulfield is the archetypal American teenager. Or at least he was, way back in the 20th century. His misadventures, narrated in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, may […]... More>


Wolfgang Gaissmaier

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Germany www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/staff/wolfgang-gaissmaier What does your research focus on? Broadly speaking, I study how people make decisions under risk and […]... More>


Spring Breakers Beware: Psychological Science Explores Excess Drinking

Researchers have a long history of examining both the psychological lure and effects of binge drinking. ... More>


Experiencing Discrimination Increases Risk-Taking, Anger, and Vigilance

Experiencing rejection not only affects how we think and feel -- over the long-term it can also influence our physical and mental health. New research suggests that when rejection comes in the form of discrimination, people respond with a pattern of thoughts, behaviors, and physiological responses that may contribute to overall health disparities. ... More>


Petraeus affair: Why do the powerful cheat?