Imagining a Positive Outcome Biases Subsequent Memories
Results from two studies suggest that imagining an upcoming event may ‘color’ memory for that event after the fact.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects APS Leaders as Members
Several APS leaders, including APS Past President Robert W. Levenson, APS Past Board Member Lisa Feldman Barrett, and Current Directions in Psychological Science Editor Randall W. Engle, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and
People Use Emotion to Persuade, Even When It Could Backfire
People tend toward appeals that aren’t simply more positive or negative but are infused with emotionality, even when they’re trying to sway an audience that may not be receptive to such language.
Daniel Kahneman On Misery, Memory, And Our Understanding Of The Mind
Economic theory rests on a simple notion about humans: people are rational. They seek out the best information. They measure costs and benefits, and maximize pleasure and profit. This idea of the rational economic actor
Newport, Kahana Honored by the Society of Experimental Psychologists
APS William James Fellow Elissa Newport of Georgetown University and APS Fellow Michael Kahana of the University of Pennsylvania received special awards at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
One Of Déjà Vu’s Most Striking Features Is Just An Illusion
Actually, you don’t — you just think you do. A pair of researchers form Colorado State Researchers dug into the feeling of premonition that often accompanies déjà vu, using lab experiments that tried to induce