Sex, Drugs, and Genes: Moral Attitudes Share a Genetic Basis
By studying both identical and fraternal twins, researchers suggest that largely the same heredity factors that influence openness to casual sex also influence a person’s moral views toward recreational drug use.
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
A sample of research on maternal depression and its outcomes, COVID-19 and well-being, dissociative amnesia, emotion preferences and anxiety, children’s aggressive behavior, mental health during COVID-19, the use of digital technologies for emotion regulation, and parental training.
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.