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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring concern about bias and time perception, active suppression of sensory inputs, and the relationship between weight discrimination and mortality risk. ... More>

Even Hands-Free Devices are Dangerously Distracting

It can take up to 27 seconds for drivers to regain full attention after using a hands-free device to make a call or change the music. ... More>

Older Beats Younger When It Comes to Correcting Mistakes

Findings from a new study challenge the notion that older adults always lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to learning new things. ... More>

Confidence Spills Over Across Unrelated Decisions

New research on metacognition, or “thinking about thinking,” could help to explain why people are often overconfident in their performance on perceptual or memory tasks. ... More>

Observer Article

1990: An Inaugural Year, a Centennial Year

What accounts for the endless interest in William James’s foundational Principles of Psychology more than a century after its publication? Influential psychological scientists explored this question in one of the earliest issues of APS’s flagship journal. ... More>