New Research in Psychological Science

Aging Impairs Inhibitory Control Over Incidental Cues: A Construal-Level PerspectiveLiat Hadar, Yaacov Trope, and Boaz M. Ben-DavidOlder adults’ purchasing decisions appear to be more influenced by peripheral product features than by central and goal-relevant features, this research indicates. Compared with older adults, younger adults were more willing to pay more for a product with superior …

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Facebook Under Fire Over Secret Teen Research

Facebook-owned Instagram has been criticised for keeping secret its internal research into the effect social media had on teenager users. According to the Wall Street Journal, its studies showed teenagers blamed Instagram for increased levels of anxiety and depression. Campaign groups and MPs have said it is proof the company puts profit first. Instagram said …

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What Kids Feel Entering a Third COVID School Year (And How to Help Them Through It)

Most kids are now in their third year of school during the pandemic. It’s been a time of ups and downs; adjustments and re-adjustments. Some have flourished in online school and want to stay home — others have floundered and are excited to go back. NPR spoke to a group of kids ages 6 and …

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