Imagining Positive Outcomes May Bring Pleasure Now But Pain Later

Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out can boost your mood in the here and now but may lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long run. More>

      

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring preferences for novel alternatives and the role of location in binding an object's shape and its color in visual perception.

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Leading While Female: Prepare for Backlash

Women are often unfairly penalized for engaging in assertive behavior at work, however a new meta-analysis provides some practical solutions to help women avoid this social backlash.

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Americans Recognize ‘Past Presidents’ Who Never Were

A new study from memory researchers at Washington University in St. Louis shows that most Americans are confident that Alexander Hamilton was once president of the United States.

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The Shape of a Logo Has a Powerful Impact on Consumers

People reacted very differently to a product depending on whether the logo shape was angular or circular.

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Meet Psychological Science’s New Statistical Advisors

Editors for Psychological Science are getting a new tool to evaluate methods and statistics used in submitted research articles: A team of statistical advisors.

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Faces of Black Children as Young as Five Evoke Negative Biases

People are more likely to misidentify a toy as a weapon after seeing a Black face than a White face, even when the face belongs to a five-year-old boy.

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