Press Releases

Seeing the Benefits of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence

Parents’ beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence. ... More>


Does Frequent Sex Lead to Better Relationships? Depends on How You Ask

Newlyweds who have frequent sex don’t report being more satisfied with their relationships than those who have less sex, but their automatic behavioral responses tell a different story. ... More>


What Scientists Know—And Don’t Know—About Sexual Orientation

In a comprehensive new report, a team of researchers bring the latest science to bear on questions about the prevalence, causes, and consequences of non-heterosexual orientations. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring bottom-up processes and motor control in predictable environments, and the role of object function in guiding visual search. ... More>


Fewer Romantic Prospects May Lead to Riskier Investments

Encountering information suggesting that it may be tough to find a romantic partner shifts people’s decision making toward riskier options, researchers find. ... More>