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Are Six Heads as Good as Twelve?
Psychologists show how justice is better served by larger juries.
Danger Ahead: Risk Communication Leads to Healthier Living
Psychological research shows efforts to change people's judgments about the risks associated with health-related behaviors can successfully change those behaviors.
Demonstrating the Power of Social Situations via a Simulated Prison Experiment
In 1971, a team of psychologists designed and executed an unusual experiment that used a mock prison setting, with college students role-playing prisoners and guards to test the power of the social situation to determine behavior. The research, known as the Stanford Prison Experiment, has become a classic demonstration of situational power to influence individual attitudes, values and behavior. So extreme, swift and unexpected were the transformations of character in many of the participants that this study -- planned to last two-weeks -- had to be terminated by the sixth day.
Have Your Children Had Their Anti-Smoking Shots?
Attitude Inoculation dramatically reduces teenage smoking rates.
Looking for Sound Financial Advice? Look to Psychology
Behavioral economics helps people make better choices with their money, including saving for retirement.
Making Air Travel Safer Through Crew Resource Management
This approach prevents aviation accidents and may soon save lives in operating and emergency rooms.
Obeying and Resisting Malevolent Orders
Stanley Milgram's famous experiment highlights the powerful human tendency to obey authority.
Occupational Stress and Employee Control
Employee control over work can reduce stress and enhance motivation and growth. Several key findings have prompted employers to search for ways to give workers a greater sense of control, to improve health, productivity and morale.
Risky Business: Curbing Adolescent Sexual Behaviors with Interventions
Behavioral intervention programs reduce high-risk sexual behavior in adolescents.
Shaping Pro-Environment Behaviors
Psychologists are discovering what messages work best to encourage environmentally friendly behavior.