New Insights Into Eyewitness Memory From Groundbreaking Replication Initiative

An innovative research replication initiative confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup. More>

      

Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older Drivers

Our reactions at yellow traffic lights may change in unexpected ways as we age, making intersections particularly dangerous for older drivers.

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Number Crunching May Make People More Selfish

Completing calculations, even simple math problems, may predispose people to a “calculative mindset” where they’re more likely to lie, cheat, and behave selfishly.

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Alcohol Makes Smiles More “Contagious,” but Only for Men

Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, indicating that alcohol increases their sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors.

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Hand Size Appears to Stay Constant, Provides Natural “Ruler”

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even under magnification, suggesting that the hand serves as a perceptual “ruler” that measures the surrounding world.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring white matter structure and reading acquisition, attention to reward in adolescence, and cortisol and loss aversion in young men.

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Which Personality Traits Are Most Important to Employers?

A recent study finds that some Big Five personality traits are particularly sought after in job interviews and can even help predict success in the workplace.

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