We’re Living Through the ‘Boring Apocalypse’

It could have been a scene straight out of an apocalyptic horror movie. When the World Health Organization declared the Omicron variant of the coronavirus a “variant of concern” in late November, borders closed, markets tumbled and warnings spread about how this new threat could ravage the world’s population. And then … many of us …

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The Marshmallow Test: Bunkum or a true Predictor of Future Success?

You know those times when you try to share a favorite movie, band, or restaurant with friends, and they just don’t get it? For mysterious reasons, you can’t refashion the moment for them as you experienced it originally. Where you found passion and insight and a life-changing creme brulee, they see just another meal served …

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The Crossroads of Psychology and Entrepreneurship

What does it take for an enterprising person to rise above the competition and become a successful entrepreneur? Is it an ideal mix of startup cash, marketplace insights, and business savvy? Perhaps, but psychological science suggests that these assets may not be enough. Rather, specific characteristics and behaviors may differentiate the founder of a thriving …

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New Research on Refugee Integration and Well-Being

As of December 2021, a record 82.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes to escape war, violence, or persecution (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2021). Increasing numbers of such refugees pose challenges that psychological science can help to answer, including those related to the morality of war. But one of the …

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Boyd McCandless Award

The Boyd McCandless Award recognizes an early career scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted programmatic research of distinction, or has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science. The award is for continued efforts rather than a single outstanding work. Scientists who are within seven years of …

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I’m Not Alone In Feeling Lonely. There Are Ways to Fight Loneliness.

I am lonely. Okay, not all the time. I do have good friends, and a loving family. Heck, I even have a puppy. But I’m divorced, and several close friends — including a beloved ex — have died in recent years, and I’m feeling those losses deeply these days. And Zoom connections, still a part …

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Holidays Have You Happy Or Horrified? A Mindset Shift May Help You And Your Team

The holiday season is upon us! Winter is coming. For some, any celebration is great news, but for others, the combination of the omicron variant, holiday stress, and less sunshine may be impacting more than how they feel. It might also be impacting how they think. Worries Getting In The Way? A new study, conducted by …

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