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The Seduction of a Sunny Day: How Weather Biases Car Buying Behavior

An analysis of 40 million car sales reveals the weather on the day of purchase can bias buyers towards choosing a car they may later regret. ... More>


Two Hormones Predict Negotiators’ Success

A new study finds that fluctuations in testosterone and cortisol can influence the social and economic outcomes of a negotiation. ... More>


Cover Story

Intertwined Sciences

Integrative research approaches to a broad range of issues — from the psychological impact of poverty to genetic influences on behavior — served as the theme of the first International Convention of Psychological Science, held March 12–14 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this issue of the Observer, APS shares highlights of the momentous gathering. ... More>


After Drinking, Risky Odds Become More Appealing

Why risk an accident or a DUI driving home after a night of partying? As blood alcohol levels spike, people become more willing to bet on risky, unknown outcomes. ... More>


The Paradox of the Free-Market Liberal