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Talkin’ About Your Generation

Scientists have long debated how economic and societal trends, such as the Great Depression or the 1960s counterculture movement, influence personality development. But using novel ways to analyze data across time, psychological researchers have identified specific attributes — like empathy and incivility — that are more prevalent in some birth cohorts than in others. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “How Mindfulness Works” and “Happy Marriages and Healthy Bodies” ... More>


Hugs help protect against the common cold, research finds


Time to Spread Holiday Cheer, Even When You’re Down


Hugs Help Protect Against Colds by Boosting Social Support

More frequent hugs help protect people from the increased susceptibility to infection that comes with being stressed, resulting in less severe illness symptoms. ... More>