Mistargeted Messages Could Spur Help-Seeking for Depression

Researchers explore whether deliberately mistargeted messages may avoid the "backfire effect" that sometimes occurs with messages that directly target depressed individuals. More>

      

Aggressive Boys Tend to Develop Into Physically Stronger Teens

Boys who show aggressive tendencies develop greater physical strength as teenagers than boys who are not aggressive, data from a longitudinal study reveal.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring links between maternal insensitivity and responding in adult relationships and also task-set inertia.

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Are Corporations People, Too? Your Brain Seems to Process Them That Way

Two new studies examine our moral responses to corporations and their actions, concluding that we unconsciously attribute human-like reasoning to corporations’ conduct.

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Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, suggesting that people view God as as a source of protection and security.

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Simple Maze Test Could Help Identify At-Risk Older Drivers

Performance on a maze test, where subjects trace a path through a simple maze, may be a useful tool for quickly assessing dangerous cognitive impairments in older drivers.

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Just Feeling Like Part of a Team Increases Motivation on Challenging Tasks

Small signals of collaboration can dramatically boost people’s motivation and interest in completing difficult tasks, even when working alone.

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