Up-and-Coming Voices: Informing Public Health Through Psychological Science
Previews of relevant research by students and early-career scientists.
Dangling Millions of Dollars to Coax People to get Vaccinated isn’t the Worst Idea
At first, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 seemed like enough of a reward. You got the satisfaction of protecting your health and that of the people around you, plus the knowledge that soon you would be
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
A sample of research on attentional control and chronic pain, reward processing and externalizing psychopathology, women with generalized anxiety disorder, trajectories of distress after a disaster, ruminative inertia and depression.
Living in Deprived Neighborhoods May Hinder Reward Anticipation, Moderating Mental Health
Reduced access to rewards may influence brain development, contributing to the increased prevalence of mental health disorders in children living in economically impoverished environments.
Children Will Wait to Impress Others—Another Twist on the Classic Marshmallow Test
When it comes to self-control, young children are better able to resist temptation and wait for greater rewards if they take into consideration the opinions of others.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on reward effects on pain discrimination, delay of gratification, alcohol use, equity in college courses, spatial hearing in blind people, spatial navigation, effects of repetition on illusions of truth, and selective attention.