Borrowing from the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the United States, the Observer presents our annual look at methodology innovations and research practices.
A sample of research exploring: cognitive bias modification to target two behaviors; positive affect as a buffer between chronic stress and emotional disorder symptoms; reward sensitivity and trait disinhibition as predictors of substance use problems; and culture as a mediator between appraisals and PTSD symptoms. More
Psychological research relies heavily on homogenous samples and settings, but there are many ways that the field can include more cultural considerations in the exploration of human emotions, cognition, and behavior, says APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda and colleagues Laura Brady and Stephanie Fryberg. More
A sample of research exploring creativity during mind wandering, object representation in infants’ working memory, and factors that influence cultural adaptation. More