Recent highlights from APS journals articles on learned cognitive flexibility, visual short-term memory across multiple fixations, spatial cognition and its malleability, and much more.
Psychological Stress Impedes Performance, Even for Olympic Athletes
Research done in Psychological Science provides support for something sports fans have long suspected: When athletes feel the pressure, their performance suffers.
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Childhood Adversity Is Linked with Risky Health Behaviors and Negative Life Outcomes
Children often show remarkable resilience, but survey data shows that repeated exposure to adversity in childhood can have a significant impacts on health and well-being later in life.
How Scientists Are Blocking Bias in the World at Large
Psychological researchers like APS Fellow Naomi Ellemers are applying the scientific understanding of implicit bias to address discrimination in law enforcement, medical, and workplace settings.
Mental Flexibility May Buffer Against Emotional Stress
Doing “cold” math calculations and regulating “hot” emotions may seem like unrelated cognitive abilities, but both tasks depend on our capacity to manipulate and update information. Researchers have long speculated that the two abilities might