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Experience Buying and Selling Reduces Financially Costly Biases

When participants practiced trading items on eBay, they became less prone to certain economic biases and showed changes in brain areas linked to loss aversion. ... More>

Cover Story

Here, There, Everywhere

Psychological scientists have built thriving research careers outside the traditional boundaries of university psychology and behavioral science departments, including dentistry, optometry, engineering, music, fashion, and even physics. In a special feature, some of these researchers discuss their unconventional academic career paths and the scientific perspectives they bring to these various fields. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring social support figures as prepared-safety stimuli and links between economic concern and desire to use appearance-enhancing products. ... More>

Financial Stress Hurts, Literally

Does Financial Insecurity Lead to More Physical Pain?