Family Relationships

APS offers some scientific insights into family dynamics, which might look a little different this holiday season.

APS offers some scientific insights into family dynamics, which might look a little different this holiday season.

  • Informal social support is essential for helping employees maintain work-family balance without facing professional consequences. More

    For Work-Family Balance, Give Policy a Personal Touch

    Informal social support is essential for helping employees maintain work-family balance without facing professional consequences. More

  • Psychological science sheds light on how we can make our holidays tastier, friendlier, less lonely, and maybe even healthier. More

    Science to Help You Through the Holidays

    Psychological science sheds light on how we can make our holidays tastier, friendlier, less lonely, and maybe even healthier. More

  • Findings from a risk-taking game show that, when forced to make a decision that benefits either a parent or a close friend, young adults are more likely to choose the parent. More

    This is a photo of a mother embracing her teen daughter

    Young Adults Help Parents Instead of Friends When Forced to Choose

    Findings from a risk-taking game show that, when forced to make a decision that benefits either a parent or a close friend, young adults are more likely to choose the parent. More

  • The word “parenting” did not enter the popular lexicon until the 1950s, and when it did, said APS Fellow Alison Gopnik, it added fuel to a goal-centered perspective of how children should be raised that has evolved in the recent decades. “The picture is that there’s something parents can do More

    The Parenting Trap

    The word “parenting” did not enter the popular lexicon until the 1950s, and when it did, said APS Fellow Alison Gopnik, it added fuel to a goal-centered perspective of how children should be raised that has evolved in the recent decades. “The picture is that there’s something parents can do More

  • African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science. More

    Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination

    African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science. More

  • Accumulating evidence suggests that providing social support for others can benefit caregivers, boosting feelings of social connection. More

    Caring for Others Can Bring Benefits

    Accumulating evidence suggests that providing social support for others can benefit caregivers, boosting feelings of social connection. More

Psychological Science in the News

Do You Miss Hugs?

  • The New York Times
  • December 8, 2020
Research from Psychological Science