Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality.
Marginal members of a high-status or well-esteemed group tend to emphasize their group membership more than those who are squarely entrenched in the group.
We're told to focus discretionary spending on trips over TVs, since experiences typically bring greater enjoyment than do material goods. This enjoyment may begin before we even buy, researchers find.
A sample of new research exploring emotion-network density and depression, facial dimorphism and autism, and self-control repair in addiction and related disorders.
Data collected from 15,000 children suggest that how children draw a child when they're 4 years old may indicate their intelligence a full 10 years later at age 14.
We can tell where a group of people is looking, after a fraction of a second, by perceiving the group as a single entity rather than a collection of individuals.
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Wray 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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