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Building Public Trust in the Police

Citizens must feel that they are treated with fairness and respect in order to view the police as a legitimate legal authority, psychological science shows.


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Teens’ Memory for Faces Shifts Toward Peers During Puberty

Adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood, showing a bias that shifts toward peers in the same stage of pubertal development.

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Exploring How Women’s Reproductive Health and Mental Health Intersect

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science takes a multilevel, integrative, lifespan view of women’s mental health in the context of reproductive development.

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Yours or Mine? How We Handle Objects Depends on Who Owns Them

From car keys to cell phones, we often pass objects in a way that's useful for the person on the receiving end -- unless we're handing over our own belongings.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring how people develop an aversion to inequity and the role of number and degree in how we perceive facial attractiveness.

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Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures

Our predictions about others are less accurate when we have information about the groups they belong to, such as which political party or sports team they’re rooting for.

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Psychological Science at Work

Minds for Business is the premiere business blog for executives, managers, and other professionals who are interested in research findings on the behavioral, social, and cognitive dynamics of the modern workplace.

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You’re Joking: Detecting Sarcasm in Emails Isn’t Easy

Although people are often quite confident that the use of sarcasm in their texts and emails is clear to others, studies show that accurately reading sarcasm is no easy feat.

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The Upside of a Long Commute? Time to Think

In a field experiment, individuals asked to plan their workdays during their morning commute reported higher levels of job satisfaction and lower levels of emotional exhaustion.

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