Shakespeare's plays are characterized by a unique psychological profile that strongly identifies Shakespeare as an author of another play, researchers find.
A sample of new research exploring: folk explanations of behavior; exposure to collective trauma and responses to acute stress; and dual-hormone changes and bargaining performance.
Our drive for authenticity may be so fundamental that we actually feel immoral and impure when we violate our true sense of self.
Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. People who imagined a visual target were faster at finding it in a display than those who did an actual practice run.
A sample of new research exploring: toddlers' inferences about culpability; psychological and physical well-being of children of parents with HIV; and suppression-induced forgetting across tasks.
Children from multilingual environments are better at interpreting a speaker’s meaning than children who are exposed only to their native tongue, researchers find.
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Wray 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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