Examining decades’ worth of research, a team of researchers finds little evidence to support speed reading as a shortcut to understanding large volumes of content in less time.
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.
A sample of new research exploring delayed reward discounting in prolonged grief and the role of amygdala reactivity in antisocial behavior.
A series of studies indicate that how much you eat when you’re not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child.
Rather than serving as a motivating force, exposure to peers' exceptional performance can discourage others from even trying to achieve at high levels.
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.
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Blogs By Wray Herbert
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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