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Extraversion May Be Less Common Than We Think

Researchers studying a class of MBA students find that social networks are biased toward extraversion, and this bias is even more pronounced in extraverts' own social networks. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: conformity and judgment; cognitive processing in bilingual speakers; and shifts from sadness to anxiety following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: perceptual models of global facial change, limited visual plasticity after a decade of recovered sight, and how stereotypes influence choice. ... More>


Teenagers Shape Each Other’s Views on How Risky a Situation Is

Young adolescents’ judgments of how risky a situation is are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while adults' views guide risk evaluation in most other age groups. ... More>


Children Less Likely to Come to the Rescue When Others Are Available

Young children are less likely to help a person in need when other children are present and available to help, indicating that the "bystander effect" isn't limited to adults. ... More>