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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring vigilance for threat in rhesus monkey infants and relations among control, reward, and exploration in learned helplessness. ... More>


New Insights Into Eyewitness Memory From Groundbreaking Replication Initiative

An innovative research replication initiative confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup. ... More>


Shared Pain Brings People Together

Despite its unpleasantness, pain may actually have positive social consequences, acting as a sort of “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups. ... More>


Faces Are More Likely to Seem Alive When We Want to Feel Connected

New research reveals that feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive. ... More>


Food Craving Is Stronger, but Controllable, for Kids

Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, new data show. ... More>