Extreme Views Are More Attractive Than Moderate Ones
Do you ever feel like everyone on social media has a more extreme viewpoint than your own? We often blame social media companies for the cacophony of politically extreme opinions around us. After all, these
A Psychologist Explains 3 Ways a Rebound Relationship Can Benefit Your Mental Health
There are many coping mechanisms that people use to heal or distract themselves from the pain of a breakup. None of them, however, is as popular as the rebound relationship. Often frowned upon as a
How the Sunk Cost Fallacy Impacts Your Relationships
In the field of economics, the sunk cost fallacy — also called the sunk cost effect — is notorious. It occurs whenever we double down on poor financial decisions based on past investments that can’t
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on temporal construal effects, severe developmental dyscalculia, cognitive fitness in older adults, how choice boosts curiosity, and much more.
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
A sample of research on psychosocial predictors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, early-warning signals in children, adolescents, and adults, bidirectional effects in parent, peer, and romantic relationships, and much more.
Recent highlights from APS journals articles on assessing allegations of harm, relationship well-being surrounding infidelity, the link between sleep and aggression, and much more.