Adults with Autism Make More Consistent Choices
People with autism spectrum conditions are often less sensitive to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but this may lead to more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks.
Sequential Options Prompt Future Thinking, Boost Patience
Framing choices in terms of a sequence of events can help us exercise patience by prompting us to imagine the future.
The Role of Psychological Science in Studying Research Misconduct
An investigator with the US government’s Office of Research Integrity talks to the Observer about the role that behavioral science can play in understanding the root causes of transgressions in public health research.
Can Personality Traits Predict Who Chokes Under Pressure?
Feeling pressure may impair performance for people who score high on measures of neuroticism, a study has found.
A clever tweak to how apples are sold is making everyone eat more of them
The Washington Post: Three years ago, a group of researchers at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab had a hunch. They knew that many of apples being served to kids as part of the National School Lunch Program were ending
With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying
While people tend to prefer the food option that’s most similar to the item they can’t have, they’re likely to be more satisfied with the option that diverges a bit.