Press Releases

Online ‘Mindset’ Interventions Help Students Do Better in School

Brief web-based interventions with high school students can produce big results in their schoolwork and their appreciation of a positive, purposeful mindset. ... More>


Ambiguous Situations Make It Easier to Justify Ethical Transgressions

Findings from two experiments show that people are apt to cheat in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring memory suppression in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and visual processing objects near the hands. ... More>


Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. ... More>


Students’ Family Income Linked With Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement

Researchers discover a new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap,” finding specific differences in cortical thickness in the brains of higher-income and lower-income students. ... More>