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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genome-wide association studies for behavioral traits; attention, disruptive behavior, and achievement in early childhood; and effects of crowding on visual perception and grip. ... More>


Hugs May Help Protect Against Colds by Boosting Social Support

More frequent hugs may protect people from the increased susceptibility to infection that comes with being stressed, resulting in less severe illness symptoms. ... More>


People Trust Typical-Looking Faces Most

While people don't view typical-looking faces as the most attractive, they do consider them to be the most trustworthy, researchers find. ... More>


Political Extremists May Be Less Susceptible to Common Cognitive Bias

People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, whether liberal or conservative, may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring gender and sexual intentions, attentional capture outside of conscious perception, and the influence of motor representations on perceptual confidence. ... More>