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Wake Up! The Working World Has a Sleep Crisis

A nationwide epidemic of sleep deprivation is taking a toll on the workforce, impairing employees’ safety, health, and creativity on the job. ... More>

Your job is literally ‘killing’ you

Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human error

Observer Article

Smoke Signals

Melbourne Hovell, a San Diego State University psychological scientist, is part of a multidisciplinary team testing a computerized smoking-cessation intervention. Among other things, the study illustrates the pivotal role of psychological research in public health. ... More>

Observer Article

Experiments in the Dilemma Zone

Motorists make some of their most fatal judgment errors when the green light turns yellow at an intersection. The yellow traffic light has become a rich source of information about human response time, decision making, and risk taking. ... More>