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Language on Twitter Tracks Rates of Coronary Heart Disease

A multidisciplinary research team has shown that the emotional language of Twitter users in a given location predicts rates of coronary artery disease in that area. ... More>


Fitness Trackers Only Help Rich People Get Thinner


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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>


Observer Article

Would I Wait for More Pie?

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, APS Past President Walter Mischel reflects upon how his famous “marshmallow test” informed decades of research on self-control and well-being. In a review of the book, APS Fellow BJ Casey explores how Mischel’s research helps us understand and manage temptations — such as her own yearnings for pie. ... More>


A Road to Mental Health Through the Kitchen