Governments around the world have turned to strategies derived from behavioral science, and a new study shows these so-called "nudge initiatives" are boosting energy conservation, vaccination rates, and more. This link is a nudge for you to read more.
Utrecht University psychological scientist and APS Fellow Naomi Ellemers is applying insights from lab experiments to develop and test interventions aimed at combatting the negative effects of implicit bias in the workplace. She presented her findings at the 2017 APS Annual Convention in Boston. Watch it here.
Although we may assume that the first impressions we form based on faces reflect enduring characteristics of that person, research shows that they vary, and that this variance can be as large as the discrepancy in impressions formed from viewing pictures of different people. Studies examining differences in face-based impressions often use ambient images, but an international team of researchers examined two other sources of within-person variability in facial impressions: emotional expression and viewpoint. More.