Psychology

What predicts human behavior and how to change it

In the largest quantitative synthesis to date, Dolores Albarracín and her team dig through years of research on the science behind behavior change to determine the best ways to promote changes in behavior.

Hailey Reissman



In the News


ABC News

Bud Light boycott still hammers local distributors one year later: ‘Very upsetting’

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School says that the enduring impact of the Bud Light boycott defies a decades-long history of largely ineffective consumer boycotts.

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ScienceAlert

Dietary supplement found to reduce aggression by up to 28%

A study by Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences finds that daily omega-3 dietary supplements can lead to a reduction in aggression.

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The New York Times

Living out loud, headphones nowhere to be found

Cristina Bicchieri of the School of Arts & Sciences says that she felt a greater sense of kindness in Italy than in America, rooted in a strong and enforced social contract that forbids uncivil behavior toward strangers.

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Psychology Today

Three ways to master the art of constructive disagreement

A study by Bella Ren and Rebecca Schaumberg of the Wharton School reveals that many people misinterpret disagreements as indications of poor listening.

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The New York Times

PTSD treatments are falling short for many patients

Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine says that patients may not recognize signs of PTSD, particularly if the person experiencing symptoms isn’t a veteran.

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Newsweek

Daily omega-3 supplements may change your behavior, scientists reveal

A study by Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences suggests that daily omega-3 supplements can lead to a reduction in aggressive behavior.

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