Moral stories praising a character’s honesty are better at getting kids to tell the truth than stories emphasizing the negative repercussions of lying, according to new research.
Besides evaluating their own race and religion most favorably, people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious, and age groups that may differ from their conscious beliefs.
Peers can impact a child’s language abilities, data suggest: Peers with strong language skills can boost their classmates’ abilities, while peers with weak skills may hold them back.
A sample of new research exploring personality and fear learning, polygenic risk for externalizing disorders, and narrative exposure therapy as a treatment for aggression.
Like a huge game of "Telephone," cultural stereotypes may be an unintended but inevitable consequence of sharing social information, researchers find.
Sleep-deprived people were more likely to "remember" having seen false details in photos they had viewed than were those who got a full night’s sleep, research shows.
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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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