In This Issue: Reproducibility, Mindfulness and Memory, and More...
A recent report sheds light on problems in reproducing many results from psychological studies. But that report also shows the leading role that psychological researchers are taking to make scientific findings stronger. Learn More
Men and women generally provide strong comfort to their spouses and romantic partners, but women do a better job of being supportive under stressful situations, according to a set of lab experiments involving 189 couples. Learn More
At a first-of-its-kind meeting partially funded by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, scientists from more than 15 countries met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss their findings, teaching tips, media and public policy outreach, and more. Learn More
After studying longitudinal records of more than 15,000 individuals in the United Kingdom, developmental psychologists found evidence that children who were born prematurely tend to struggle academically, particularly in math. This may explain why they tend to accumulate less financial security in adulthood, the researchers say. Learn More
Editor: Wendy Johnson
In an article entitled "Quick to Act, Quick to Forget: The Link Between Impulsiveness and Prospective Memory," psychological scientists Carrie Cuttler and APS Fellow Steven Taylor of the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Tonia Relkov of York University, Canada, explored the possibility of a link between various types of impulsivity and prospective memory--that is, a person's ability to make plans and execute them later on. The first-of-its-kind study found that different aspects of impulsivity correlated with problems related to prospective memory, although the researchers stressed that more information is needed to determine the nature of the relationship. More>>
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