Self-Proclaimed Experts More Vulnerable to the Illusion of Knowledge

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts. More>

      

Bike Visibility Does Little to Change Drivers’ Dangerous Overtaking

Donning reflective safety gear did little to prevent drivers from getting dangerously close when passing a bicyclist.

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New Research in Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genes and executive function in childhood, sex differences in aggression, and hormones and women's clothing choices.

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The Key to Creativity May be in Imagining the Details

When it comes to finding innovative solutions to a problem, recalling the details of a recent event may help boost creative thinking.

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Illuminating Mechanisms of Repetitive Thinking

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science explores how our ability to engage in mental time travel can have detrimental consequences when it becomes repetitive and uncontrolled.

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At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?

Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward makes unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergarteners, but not to preschoolers, new findings show.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring physical instability and relationship quality, culture and search decision, and effects of oxytocin for anxious and avoidantly attached individuals.

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