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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring physical instability and relationship quality, culture and search decision, and effects of oxytocin for anxious and avoidantly attached individuals. ... More>


New Windshield Displays May Unleash an Invisible Gorilla

As in the classic “invisible gorilla” experiment, researchers find that high-tech windshield displays are likely to distract drivers from even obvious road hazards. ... More>


Imagination Beats Practice in Boosting Visual Search Performance

Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. People who imagined a visual target were faster at finding it in a display than those who did an actual practice run. ... More>


Does Video Game Driving Translate to Real-World Skills?

Using eye-tracking data, researchers investigate whether popular racing video games develop skills that help players avoid danger out on the road. ... More>


The Power of Puppies: Looking at Cute Images Can Improve Focus

Cute images may do more than make us smile. Cute photos were linked to improvements in attention and focus, which may help advertisers gain and hold viewers’ attention. ... More>