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Shakespeare’s Plays Reveal His Psychological Signature

Shakespeare's plays are characterized by a unique psychological profile that strongly identifies Shakespeare as an author of another play, researchers find.


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Longer Acquaintance Levels the Romantic Playing Field

Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring partner responsiveness and cortisol over time, electrophysiological signals of recognition memory, and propranolol and loss aversion.

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Holding on to the Blues: Depressed Individuals May Fail to Decrease Sadness

Even when depressed people have the opportunity to decrease their sadness, they don’t necessarily try to do so, researchers find.

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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring prospective motor control in infants at risk of autism and links between negative affect, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD.

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Medical Resources Allocated Equally Across Groups, but More Efficiently Across Individuals

People make dramatically different decisions about who should receive transplant organs when recipients are presented as part of larger groups.

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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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