Contrary to popular belief, eye contact may do more harm than good when trying to persuade others to change their views. A new study in Psychological Science elucidates how people actually react to eye contact.
Led by Professor Katarzyna Chawarska, a team of scientists at the Yale School of Medicine have detected deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months — the earliest detection age for Autism Spectrum Disorders yet.
Yale Psychology Professors Allan Wagner and Susan Holen-Noeksema were given lifetime achievement awards from the APS. The former was recognized for his research on the mechanisms of associative learning, the latter for her work on mood disorders and regulation.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tara Chaplin finds that whether or not children exhibit emotional responses in line with gender stereotypes depends on context.
Dr. Sherry McKee investigates the link between smoking bans and alcohol abuse.
The recent Autism Phenome Project has identified a correlation between autism and overgrowth, but the genetic connection remains unclear.
Professor Jaak Panksepp tickles rats to find out how they laugh, and how their laughter is similar and different to human laughter.
Psychology Brian Scholl has developed new methods to quantitatively study how humans perceive even simple objects as animate, focusing on the detection of chasing behavior.
In “The Aha! Moment,” David Jones describes his theory of creativity, focusing on the role of a structure that he calls the “Random Ideas-Generator” and providing examples from his own career.
The American Psychiatric Association is proposing changes in the definition of autism that would reduce the number of diagnoses, especially among high-functioning individuals.