Annual Convention 2013

Failure to Replicate the Mehta and Zhu (2009) Color Effect

Mehta and Zhu (2009) reported several studies in Science on the effects of the colors red and blue over a series of cognitive tasks. Red was hypothesized to induce a state of avoidance motivation which would cause people to become more vigilant and risk-averse in a task. Blue was hypothesized More

Race/Ethnicity Moderates Associations Between Childhood Weight Status and Early Substance Use

Identification of risk-factors for early drinking, smoking, and illicit drug use is essential for targeted substance abuse prevention. Few studies have examined associations between weight during childhood and early substance use, with mixed results. Some research has linked childhood obesity to higher rates of alcohol, cigarette, and/or cannabis use during More

When Families Do Not Fit, nor Measure Up: Categorization and Evaluation of ‘Modern’ Families

David Kille of the University of Waterloo, Canada, is a 2013 RISE Research Award recipient. He presented his research on “When Families Do Not Fit, nor Measure Up: Categorization and Evaluation of ‘Modern’ Families” at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, DC. More