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Distance From a Conflict May Promote Wiser Reasoning

Distancing oneself from a personal problem by approaching it as an outsider may lead to wiser reasoning about the problem, researchers find. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring tryptophan depletion and social comparison, infant attention and behavioral control in later childhood, caregiving salience and out-group bias, and perception of visually "rich" scenes. ... More>


Use of Gestures Reflects Language Instinct in Young Children

When young children use gestures to communicate specific concepts, their gestures segment information and reorganize it into language-like sequences, new research shows. ... More>


Same Face, Many First Impressions

Slight variations in how an individual face is viewed can lead people to develop significantly different first impressions of that individual, a series of studies shows. ... More>


Dads Who Share the Load Bolster Daughters’ Aspirations

Fathers who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less traditional, and potentially higher paying, careers, researchers find. ... More>