A Broader Definition of Learning Could Help Stimulate Interdisciplinary Research
Humans and other mammals aren’t the only entities capable of adapting to their environment—schools of fish, robots, and even our genes can learn new behaviors.
National Academies Release Consensus Report on Ontologies in Behavioral Science
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has issued a new set of recommendations on the use of scientific ontologies in a new report cosponsored by APS.
Our Mood Doesn’t Affect Our Behavior as Much as Our Habits Do, Says New Research
A new study published in Psychological Science reveals that we often blame our mood for our behavior even though it is, in many cases, prompted by habit. According to the study, this bias frequently leads us to misattribute the
Why Are Masks Such a Big Deal for So Many? Psychologists Have Thoughts
If you’ve been on a flight or taken public transit recently, you might’ve a lot fewer masks. A Florida judge struck down the federal travel mask mandate last Monday, and while companies aren’t being forced to drop
Safer Social Environments Could Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault
This framework highlights how situational configurations can interact with mental processes to create the conditions that enable or discourage sexual assault on college campuses.
The Year of Practical Thinking
A new year, with its blank calendar pages, usually engenders widespread optimism, a feeling that this time around, things will be different. But this January comes with heavy baggage. After nearly two years of uncertainty