Tag: Psychological Science

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon

Contact: Anna Mikulak amikulak@psychologicalscience.org 202-293-9300 Association for Psychological Science   Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning, according to findings published in […]

Experiencing existential dread? Tylenol may do the trick

Contact: Anna Mikulak amikulak@psychologicalscience.org 202-293-9300 Association for Psychological Science Thinking about death can cause us to feel a sort of existential angst that isn’t attributable to a specific source. Now, new research suggests that acetaminophen, an over-the-counter pain medication, may help to reduce this existential pain. The research […]

Facial Structure May Predict Endorsement of Racial Prejudice

February 13, 2013 For Immediate Release Contact:  Anna Mikulak Association for Psychological Science 202.293.9300 amikulak@psychologicalscience.org The structure of a man’s face may indicate his tendency to express racially prejudiced beliefs, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Studies have shown […]

Gargle with sugar water to boost self control

Sugar boosts self-control, UGA study says Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 Writer: April Reese Sorrow, 706 / 542-7991, aprilr@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – To boost self-control, gargle sugar water. According to a study co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin published Oct. 22 in Psychological Science, a […]

Rich people don’t need friends

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Steve Pogonowski steve.pogonowski@f1000.com Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine In a paper evaluated by f1000 Medicine, six studies tested relationships between reminders of money, social exclusion and physical pain. In The symbolic power of money: reminders of money alter social distress and […]

Psychological Science in the Public Interest claims those that question popular belief lack cognitive effort: Recommends “debiasing” Campaigns

Engineering Evil: A very entertaining article in the venue of double speak. To question scientific conformity is to be in question yourself. 😉 PRESS RELEASE September 19, 2012  For Immediate Release Contact:   Anna Mikulak   Association for Psychological Science   202.293.9300 amikulak@psychologicalscience.org Misinformation: Psychological Science Shows Why It Sticks and How to […]

Politics and Prejudice – Insights from Psychological Science

PRESS RELEASE             August 20, 2012            For Immediate Release Contact:             Anna Mikulak             Association for Psychological Science             202.293.9300 amikulak@psychologicalscience.org Politics and Prejudice – Insights from Psychological Science      Tags: Personality/Social, Political Psychology, Prejudice, Social Groups New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes […]