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Seeing More Blacks in Prison Increases Support for Policies that Exacerbate Inequality

Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality.


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Children’s Drawings May Indicate Later Intelligence

Data collected from 15,000 children suggest that how children draw a child when they're 4 years old may indicate their intelligence a full 10 years later at age 14.

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Visual ‘Gist’ Helps Us Figure Out Where a Crowd Is Looking

We can tell where a group of people is looking, after a fraction of a second, by perceiving the group as a single entity rather than a collection of individuals.

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Visual Exposure Predicts Infants’ Ability to Follow Another’s Gaze

Gaze following typically emerges in infancy, and new research looking at preterm infants suggests that it’s visual experience, not maturational age, that underlies this critical ability.

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Passengers on 2001 Air Transat Flight Provide Insights About Post-Traumatic Stress Vulnerability

Data from passengers who experienced a terrifying trans-Atlantic flight indicate that PTSD may be linked with general memory processing for details of events rather than memories specific to traumatic experiences.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring young children's metacognition in the numerical domain and rational economic behavior in a sample of Japanese participants.

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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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