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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.


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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: perceptual models of global facial change, limited visual plasticity after a decade of recovered sight, and how stereotypes influence choice.

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Teenagers Shape Each Other’s Views on How Risky a Situation Is

Young adolescents’ judgments of how risky a situation is are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while adults' views guide risk evaluation in most other age groups.

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Children Less Likely to Come to the Rescue When Others Are Available

Young children are less likely to help a person in need when other children are present and available to help, indicating that the "bystander effect" isn't limited to adults.

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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: the structure of psychopathology in adolescence; stress, executive control, and depression; and gene-environment interactions underlying depression in girls.

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Understanding Loneliness Through Science

A series of articles aims to integrate research on loneliness, examining its causes, consequences, and potential interventions.

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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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