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Conspiracy Theorists Aren’t So Different From the Rest of Us

Coincidence or Conspiracy? Studies Investigate Conspiracist Thinking

New research shows no evidence that conspiracy believers are more likely to perceive order, design, or intent in events or outcomes. ... More>

Observer Article

Being Choosy About Choosing

Choices are expressions of personality and acts of individuation, but they also are acts of communication. In a talk sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Sheena Iyengar described a variety of studies demonstrating how our choices do not always reflect our stated preferences. ... More>

Observer Article

First-Rate Science on Symposium Sunday

APS always saves some of the best for last — does that mean we’d pass the marshmallow test? Every year, the Annual Convention’s can’t-miss Symposium Sunday offers cutting-edge findings on urgent public and scientific topics. In New York, these include research on attitudes about climate change and nontraditional methods for delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy. ... More>

Strangers to Ourselves

The study of self-knowledge—how well people know their own attitudes‚ beliefs‚ feelings‚ motives‚ and traits—has had a checkered history in psychology but has become a well-researched topic with important theoretical […]... More>