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Curiosity Leads Us to Seek Out Unpleasant, Even Painful, Outcomes

Curiosity is a powerful motivator--so powerful that it can lead us to choose potentially painful and unpleasant outcomes with no apparent benefits, even when we could avoid these outcomes altogether. ... More>


Spending That Fits Personality Can Boost Well-Being

Analyses of nearly 77,000 actual bank transactions in the UK suggest that money may actually buy happiness when your purchases fit your personality traits. ... More>


Speaking Two Languages for the Price of One

Consistency may allow bilingual speakers to avoid the costs that come with switching between languages, essentially allowing them to use two languages for the price of one. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring multisensory integration between tasks, cognitive control and interpretation of heard speech, and the relation between attention and perceptions of attractiveness. ... More>


Not All Mind Wandering Is Created Equal

Research often assumes that people mind wander unintentionally, but new findings show that people frequently report zoning out on purpose, and for different reasons. ... More>