Evolutionary Psychology

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Concreteness and Psychological Distance in Natural Language Use Bryor Snefjella and Victor Kuperman Research has shown that people form more abstract mental representations, and use more abstract language, when thinking or talking about events that are distant from the self. Despite knowing More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Costly Signaling Increases Trust, Even Across Religious Affiliations Deborah L. Hall, Adam B. Cohen, Kaitlin K. Meyer, Allison H. Varley, and Gene A. Brewer Cultures often have specific norms that members of the group are expected to follow. Although adherence to group More

25 Throughout 2015, the Observer is commemorating the silver anniversary of APS’s flagship journal. Among the reports in the first issue of Psychological Science, released in January 1990, was an article titled “Mother Nature’s Bag of Tricks Is Small” by the late Duke University psychological scientist Gregory A. Kimble. In More

Man alone on the edge of a pier

Loneliness may be a fundamental part of the human condition, but scientists have only recently begun exploring its causes, consequences, and potential interventions. A special section in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, aims to bring these strands of inquiry together, presenting a series More