New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on optimism prescriptions, mental logout and social media, stress and cognitive effort, perceptual decision-making, the ego-depletion effect, the effect of replications on citations, scientific consensus and false beliefs, and anterograde amnesia.
The Ghastly Impact of Being Ghosted
While the fanciful frights of a Halloween ghost quickly fade, the impact of online ghosting may last much longer and have some genuinely frightening impacts later in life.
Why Some People Won’t Get Vaccinated
Is there anything we can do to change the minds of people to follow medical advice and get vaccinated? To help us unravel these vexing questions, Under the Cortex welcomes author and psychologist Dr. Stuart Vyse.
Chronic Pain Treatment Should Include Psychological Interventions
The latest PSPI examines psychological interventions for the treatment of chronic pain, including the gap between the evidence of the effectiveness of several psychological interventions and their availability and use in treatment.
Understanding ‘Scientific Consensus’ May Correct Misperceptions About GMOs, but Not Climate Change
Explaining the meaning of “scientific consensus” may counter false beliefs about the safety of genetically modified foods. This same approach, however, is less effective in convincing skeptics that climate change is real and caused by humans.
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on nudge influence, voting age, relationship chemistry, morality in war, happiness, and the dual- and single- process models debate.