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Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut

Marginal members of a high-status or well-esteemed group tend to emphasize their group membership more than those who are squarely entrenched in the group.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring fear extinction procedures as potential treatment for anxiety disorders and implicit measures of drug-related craving as predictors of nicotine dependence.

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Stigma as a Barrier to Mental Health Care

Addressing stigma surrounding mental illness is a critical part of improving access to effective evidence-based treatment for those who need it, the authors of a new report find.

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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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