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Speed Reading Promises Are Too Good to Be True, Scientists Find

Examining decades’ worth of research, a team of researchers finds little evidence to support speed reading as a shortcut to understanding large volumes of content in less time.


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Americans Recognize ‘Past Presidents’ Who Never Were

A new study from memory researchers at Washington University in St. Louis shows that most Americans are confident that Alexander Hamilton was once president of the United States.

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Faces of Black Children as Young as Five Evoke Negative Biases

People are more likely to misidentify a toy as a weapon after seeing a Black face than a White face, even when the face belongs to a five-year-old boy.

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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring delayed reward discounting in prolonged grief and the role of amygdala reactivity in antisocial behavior.

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Early Poverty Disrupts Link Between Hunger and Eating

A series of studies indicate that how much you eat when you’re not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child.

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Seeing Exemplary Peer Work Can Undermine Student Performance

Rather than serving as a motivating force, exposure to peers' exceptional performance can discourage others from even trying to achieve at high levels.

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Blogs By Wray Herbert

wray-herbert_headshotWray 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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