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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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Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving.

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Diversifying Science to Represent Diverse Populations

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the importance of broadening the traditional scope of clinical science research so that it addresses the needs and concerns of diverse populations.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring social support figures as prepared-safety stimuli and links between economic concern and desire to use appearance-enhancing products.

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Playing Action Video Games Boosts Visual Motor Skill Underlying Driving

Playing action-based video games may boost players’ ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control, a skill critical to driving.

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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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How Rude Co-Workers Can Mess Up Your Marriage

Workers who experience incivility on the job end up expressing more aggression towards their spouses at home.

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Police Language in Traffic Stops Shows Hidden Bias

A new linguistic analysis based on police recordings from routine traffic stops suggests that police vary the formality of their language depending on the race of the driver.

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