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When a game begins, there is no telling how it will end. How can players cope with the unpredictability of sports? The rituals that athletes count on to win might be more than just mere superstitions. ... More>
For so many important outcomes in life – applying for jobs, waiting for medical test results – there comes a point when you just have to sit back and hope for the best. But that doesn’t mean we always behave that way. New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that even when an outcome is out of our control we often act as though we can still get on the good side of fate by doing good deeds. ... More>
It’s Friday the 13th for the second time in 2012. For some superstitious people this is a scary time—but stay positive. Check out this TED talk from APS Fellow and Charter Member Martin Seligman, a leader in the upcoming field of Positive Psychology. ... More>