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Shakespeare’s Plays Reveal His Psychological Signature

Shakespeare's plays are characterized by a unique psychological profile that strongly identifies Shakespeare as an author of another play, researchers find.


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Students’ Family Income Linked With Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement

Researchers discover a new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap,” finding specific differences in cortical thickness in the brains of higher-income and lower-income students.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring bilingualism and selective attention in infants, detectability of effects and replication, and visual processing across tasks.

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A Sniff of Happiness: Chemicals in Sweat May Convey Positive Emotion

Humans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through chemical signals that conveyed through sweat.

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Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Two experimental studies show that teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student’s race.

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Childhood Self-Control Linked to Enhanced Job Prospects Throughout Life

Data from two longitudinal studies with over 15,000 British children suggest that children with high levels of self-control will reap the benefits throughout their working life.

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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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