Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving. More>

      

Replication Project Investigates Self-Control as Limited Resource

A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource.

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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring reward processing and depression, stress as a mediator between cognitive control and internalizing disorders, and rumination as a transdiagnostic risk factor.

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Why It’s So Hard to Shake a Bad First Impression

New research shows that it takes relatively little evidence to convince us of someone’s moral decline, and substantially more evidence to convince us of their moral improvement.

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Entitled at the Top: Are Leaders More Selfish Than the Rest of Us?

High-status leaders who feel their prominent position is unearned are much more generous than high-status people who feel entitled to their spot at the top.

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Witnesses Confuse Innocent and Guilty Suspects with ‘Unfair’ Lineups

Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses’ ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects.

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