Charles Carver, 1947-2019
APS Fellow Charles S. Carver, whose research focused on the personality dimensions of optimism versus pessimism, has died.
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of new research exploring: judgment, uncertainty, and optimism; processing of object-scene relations; and orienting biases in visual attention.
A Brighter Outlook Could Translate To A Longer Life
NPR: Older women who look on the bright side of life were less likely to die in the next several years than their peers who weren’t as positive about the future. The research, published Wednesday
Clinton is more optimistic than Trump. But optimism doesn’t predict winners anymore.
The Washington Post: Democrats finished their party convention in Philadelphia celebrating their monopoly on optimism. Under the headline “Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Party Reclaims Morning in America,” the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky wrote: “Donald Trump, and
Hope, the Quintessential Sports Fan Emotion
Pacific Standard: With the National Football League’s first game of the season now behind us and the usual slew of games coming Sunday, psychologists have a helpful reminder for all the fans out there: Your
Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been