Want to Make a Change? Conjure Your ‘Possible Selves.’
Years ago, as a young business reporter, I interviewed an advertising executive who ran a fast-food chain account. I was there to ask about the latest campaign. But when I sat down, he wanted to talk
Back Page: Singular Sensation
Clinical psychologist Dominika Ochnik discusses her research into singlehood and well-being, mental health risks among young people, and her plans to study associations between urbanization and mental health.
Breakthroughs in Brussels: Researchers Share New Integrative Science at ICPS 2023
“Human behavior is at the heart of so many global challenges involving behavior change,” said Susan Michie at ICPS 2023. And at the heart of “preventing and getting out of them.”
Special Episode I: APS 2023 Spence Awardees on Fresh Starts, Time Perception, and the Well-being of Black Families
Riana Elyse Anderson, Ed O’Brien, and Hengchen Dai discuss how to study and improve the well-being and functioning of Black families, the importance of time in how people perceive progress, and how fresh starts can feel motivating.
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on climate change and substance-use behaviors, using reality checks to assess heterogeneity, using an ethics and social-justice approach to collecting and using demographic data, and much more.
Teaching: The Unexpected Pleasure of Doing Good
Doing good feels surprisingly good. That’s the bottom line of two new Current Directions in Psychological Science research summaries.