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Gender Fairness Prevails in Most Fields of Academic Science

A comprehensive analysis shows that, despite sex differences leading up to college, men and women encounter a level playing field in most math-intensive sciences after obtaining a PhD.


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Hugs May Help Protect Against Colds by Boosting Social Support

More frequent hugs may protect people from the increased susceptibility to infection that comes with being stressed, resulting in less severe illness symptoms.

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People Trust Typical-Looking Faces Most

While people don't view typical-looking faces as the most attractive, they do consider them to be the most trustworthy, researchers find.

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Political Extremists May Be Less Susceptible to Common Cognitive Bias

People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, whether liberal or conservative, may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring gender and sexual intentions, attentional capture outside of conscious perception, and the influence of motor representations on perceptual confidence.

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Saving Old Information Can Boost Memory for New Information

The simple act of saving something, like a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next.

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Blogs By Wray Herbert

wray-herbert_headshotWray Herbert has been writing about psychology and behavioral science for many years. He has been a staff writer and editor for Science News, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and Newsweek. He is currently a contributor to Huffington Post and Scientific American Mind. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other national publications.

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