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US Supreme Court Recognizes Role of Unconscious Bias in Disparate Treatment

Psychological science on implicit bias served as a guide for a landmark Supreme Court decision on the Fair Housing Act.


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Feeling Blue and Seeing Blue: Sadness May Impair Color Perception

New research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go beyond mere metaphor.

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Preterm Birth Linked With Lower Math Abilities and Less Wealth

People who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and a new study suggests that this may be due to lower mathematics abilities.

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Close Friendships in Adolescence Predict Health in Adulthood

New research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have unexpected long-term benefits for physical health in early adulthood.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring concreteness and psychological distance in language, automatic theory of mind, and women's preferences in male facial masculinity.

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Political Polarization on Twitter Depends on the Issue

While people tend to share political information with those who have similar ideological preferences, new research shows that Twitter is more than just an “echo chamber.”

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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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Is Twitter an Echo Chamber?

I’ve been a member of both Facebook and Twitter for many years, and my experiences with the two couldn’t be more different. While both are “social” in the broadest sense, […]... More>

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Last year, the top 10 percent of American earners took home more than half of the country’s total income. The top 1 percent took home a fifth. That’s the greatest […]... More>


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