Friendly and Open Societies Supercharged the Early Spread of COVID-19
The case to “flatten the curve” is bolstered by new data showing a connection between social openness and the initial rapid spread of COVID-19.
Persistent Problems and Modest Successes: First-ever Review of Gender Parity Within Psychological Science
Gender gaps for women in psychological science are closing, yet some remain, and more work is needed.
People with Blindness Have Refined Spatial Hearing
Does loss of sight enhance a person’s sense of hearing? New research supports this commonly held belief in one intriguing way: by testing blind people’s ability to navigate their surroundings. [September 15, 2020]
NIH Funding Research on Tobacco Control Policies
Because of the health risks tobacco use continues to pose, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a funding opportunity announcement for research which improves the effectiveness of existing tobacco prevention and control strategies as well as reduces disparities in commercial tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
Children Will Wait to Impress Others—Another Twist on the Classic Marshmallow Test
When it comes to self-control, young children are better able to resist temptation and wait for greater rewards if they take into consideration the opinions of others. [September 9, 2020]
Days of Future Past: Concerns for the Group’s Future Prompt Longing for Its Past (and Ways to Reclaim It)
APS interviews Michael Wohl on how collective angst can influence collective nostalgia.