In This Issue: Teaching Self-Control,
The Science of Making Predictions, and Other Topics
The idea that children can resist temptations when they're forced to wait is being challenged by a group of developmental scientists, who in a lab study found a more effective way to help preschoolers control their impulses. Don't resist your impulse to read on...
A research team led by psychological scientist and APS Fellow Philip Tetlock identified 60 volunteers who were better than career intelligence agents at forecasting geopolitical events. The scientists pinpointed the distinctive traits that set these "superforecasters" apart. We predict you'll want to learn more...
Eighteen months after Psychological Science began a program to reward research transparency, records show an encouraging uptick in authors making their research methods and data publicly accessible. Learn More
By examining activity diaries of people who drive to and from their jobs, a team of scientists found that people whose average commutes exceed 53 minutes per day suffer some distinct psychological difficulties compared with those who have shorter drive times. Learn More
In people who are born deaf, the part of the brain that processes sound also can process some of the information typically integrated by the visual cortex, according to a new neuroimaging study by an international research team. Learn More
Editors: Radmila Prislin and Vivian Vignoles
A meta-analysis published earlier this year by Gunnar Lemmer and Ulrich Wagner suggests that when people from different backgrounds make face-to-face contact, ethnic prejudices can be reduced. "Contact programs are effective even in the context of a serious societal conflict" such as the one in the Middle East, the authors write. Learn More
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