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When Backup Plans Backfire

Backup plans can change the way that a person pursues a goal, as well as the likelihood of achieving it, even if the backup plans are never even used. ... More>

Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “When Does Self-Defeat Equal Success?”, “Does Viewing Mental Disorders as Biological Phenomena Reduce or Increase Stigma?”, and “The Value of Infant-Directed Speech” ... More>

How to Go From Evaluation to Inspiration

A New You: Behavior Change May Drive Personality Change

What does it really take to alter your personality? Researchers have presented a framework describing three preconditions for self-directed personality change. ... More>

A ‘Learning’ Attitude Helps Boost Job Search Success

Jobseekers who viewed setbacks in the job hunt as learning experiences were more persistent, and ultimately successful, at finding new jobs. ... More>