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At NASA, Psychological Science Is Rocket Science

Combining behavioral science with engineering expertise, APS Fellow Mary Kaiser has played a crucial part in preparing astronauts and their spacecraft for journeys beyond Earth’s atmosphere. ... More>


How to Give Workers a (Better) Break

New research from Baylor University identifies two key factors that can help employees make the most of their workday breaks. ... More>


Intuition – It’s More Than a Feeling

New research suggests that people can use gut instincts to make better, faster decisions — providing strong evidence that something like intuition does actually exist. ... More>


To Be More Persuasive, Repeat Yourself

Selectively repeating information is surprisingly effective at persuading people to change their minds, according to new research. ... More>


Why ‘Modern’ Work Culture Makes People So Miserable