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Effective Apologies Include Six Elements

A new study identifies six key elements that greatly improve the perception and credibility of an apology. ... More>


Better Math Skills Predict Bigger Bank Accounts

People who are good with numbers also tend to be less susceptible to some psychological biases, allowing them to make better financial decisions and accumulate more wealth. ... More>


Observer Article

APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The neural mechanisms for self-control, the dysfunctional side of positive emotions, and the health consequences of stigmatization are among the bodies of work being pursued by this year’s winners of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. ... More>


Let’s Get Lunch! Group Meals Spur Cooperation

New research investigating team performance among firefighters finds that dining together was associated with increased cooperation and better work-group performance. ... More>


Observation

Ellen Langer to be Honored at Liberty Science Center Genius Gala

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Ellen Langer is being honored at the Liberty Science Center Genius Gala for her work on control, aging, stress, decision-making, health, and mindfulness. ... More>