Similarities in Human and Chimpanzee Behavior Support Evolutionary Basis for Risk Taking
Research suggests that findings about human risk preferences also apply to risk-taking in chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary ancestor in the animal kingdom.
Why It’s So Hard to Make Risk Decisions in the Pandemic
Over the past two years, I like to think I’ve gotten practiced at a type of wretched multivariable calculus: pandemic decision-making. The process starts with the blue bubble of a texted invitation or a date
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on person perception, heritability of intelligence, values in psychometrics, race conversations in U.S. families, risk, how to study relationships and health, and scientific progress in psychological science.
Recent highlights from APS journals articles on correcting false beliefs, reproducibility, risk perception, and more.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on risk perception, word-meaning representations, identity concealment and stigma, success and overconfidence, vigilance and attention, choice, integration of automated advice in decision, perception of 2D and 3D objects, and genetic factors involved in the judgments about casual sex and drug use.
Why Covid Has Broken Parents’ Sense of Risk
There was a brief, shining moment in early summer when the decisions around Covid and my family felt manageable. My husband and I were vaccinated and had returned to some of our favorite indoor activities