A Charter Member of APS, Bower served as President from 1991 to 1993 and was a longtime psychology professor at Stanford University. (June 24; full tribute to appear in the October Observer)
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Research into a class of actions known as economically vulnerable behaviors finds that recipients of generous first offers may become too trusting for their own good. (July 1)
“Contract trading”—in which contract pricing replaces traditional wage setting—lowers freelance contractors’ perceived value and actual earnings alike, even when their actual work product is identical to that of traditional employees. (May 1)
New research adds to the growing body of evidence that happiness not only feels good but is good for your physical health. In-person as well as online psychological interventions work. (July 22)
New research proposes lifestyle, social, and psychological factors may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. (July 9)