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Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, but new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens' propensity to engage in risky behavior. ... More>


Wearing a Helmet Tied to Riskier Decision Making

Individuals wearing a bicycle helmet as part of a lab experiment reported greater sensation seeking and engaged in more risk taking than those wearing a baseball cap. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring decision making in dividing attention across multiple goals and holistic processing of nonface objects. ... More>


Why Sports Wins and Sunshine May Lead You to Gamble

The fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won’t improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet it might increase the likelihood that you’ll buy a ticket. ... More>


No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

A large-scale survey of U.S. adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary according to the time of year, amount of sunlight, or latitude. ... More>