Emotions in Context: What We Know About How We Feel
Data from around the world show few differences in people’s day-to-day emotional experiences, but distinct cultural differences in the feelings they find most desirable, APS Fellow Jeanne Tsai has found. Tsai is among psychological scientists across the globe who are charting the depths of emotion research.
Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?
Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone—not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs—possesses in some
Brain Researchers Announce Plan to Create International Brain Initiative
To meet the challenges posed—and promises offered—by brain science, representatives from Australia, Japan, Korea, and the US have declared an intent to create an International Brain Initiative.
From Aging to Aging Well
What does it mean to age successfully? An interdisciplinary group of scientists share some findings from physiological and psychological perspectives.
Pioneering Brain Scientist Still Working at 99
You’re a preeminent neuroscientist, and a professor at Canada’s prestigious McGill University. At age 99, what motivates you to keep up your research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital? I am very curious. Human quirks attract my interest. If you’re a
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of articles exploring evaluative processing and amygdala activity, genomic imprinting and the psychology of music, and neural representation of color ensembles.