ABC News Radio: New research suggests that people who take dietary supplements may make worse decisions for their health than those who don’t. According to the study, published in Psychological Science, the action of taking supplements leads people to believe they are not susceptible to the health consequences of too More
USA Today: I.Q. scores mostly reveal the test-taker’s motivation to do well on the exam, particularly for low-scorers, suggests a series of experiments. “One of the most robust social science findings of the 20th century is that intelligence quotient (IQ) scores predict a broad range of life outcomes, including academic More
Do you belong to the one-half of the population that frequently uses dietary supplements with the hope that it might be good for you? Well, according to a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, there seems to be an More
I am in awe of people who make a decision to lose a huge amount of weight—75 pounds, 100, even more—and then do it. I’m not talking about The Biggest Loser contestants, who do it for money and fame. I mean those who, privately and without fanfare, commit themselves to More
The Boston Globe: Beggars can’t be choosers, and, even worse for beggars, choosers don’t like beggars, according to a new study. People watched a six-minute video depicting a man engaging in a series of mundane activities in his apartment. Before watching the video, some people were told to note when More
APS Fellow John Jost of New York University discusses cognitive and motivation style differences underlying political orientation. Just another example of how psychological science plays a role in our everyday lives, including politics. Want more information on this topic? Check out other research done by John Jost: Napier, J.L., & More
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