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Trying to Share Our “Epic” Moments May Leave Us Feeling Left Out

We might love to reminisce and tell others about our extraordinary experiences, but new research suggests that sharing these extraordinary experiences may come at a social cost. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring individual differences in children's mathematical development, 5-HTTLPR and amygdala activation, and the relationship between the vestibular system and sense of self. ... More>


Alcohol Makes Smiles More “Contagious,” but Only for Men

Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, indicating that alcohol increases their sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors. ... More>


Hand Size Appears to Stay Constant, Provides Natural ‘Ruler’

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even under magnification, suggesting that the hand serves as a perceptual “ruler” that measures the surrounding world. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring white matter structure and reading acquisition, attention to reward in adolescence, and cortisol and loss aversion in young men. ... More>