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What Does it Mean to be Alive? How Notions of the Natural World Unfold- in Development and Across Languages.

Understanding the concept of a “living thing” is a late developmental achievement. Early research by Jean Piaget, showed that kids attribute “life status” to things that move on their own […]... More>

Got Sugar? Glucose Affects Our Ability to Resist Temptation

New research from a lab at Florida State University reveals that self-control takes fuel — literally. When we exercise it, resisting temptations to misbehave, our fuel tank is depleted, making […]... More>

Loneliness is Bad for Your Health

Two University of Chicago psychologists, Louise Hawkley and John Cacioppo, have been trying to disentangle social isolation, loneliness, and the physical deterioration and diseases of aging, right down to the […]... More>

It’s Not all the Parent’s Fault: Delinquency in Children Now Linked to Biology

How do sweet children turn into delinquents seemingly right before our eyes? A unique study appearing in the June issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological […]... More>

Listen to your heart: Psychologists Discover a Physiological Indicator of Vulnerability to Temptation.

We’ve all had our moments of weakness when trying to control ourselves; eating that donut on your diet, losing your temper with your kids, becoming upset when you’re doing your […]... More>