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Having to explain how a political policy works leads people to express less extreme attitudes toward the policy, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ... More>
A sample of new research exploring perceived causality and motion; predictors of personality disorder; molecular genetics and posttraumatic stress disorder; and factors associated with the rejection of science. ... More>
You push a button to call the elevator to your floor and you wait for what seems like forever, thinking it must be broken. When your friend pushes the button, the elevator appears within 10 seconds. “She must have the magic touch,” you say to yourself. This episode reflects what philosophers and psychological scientists call “temporal binding”: events that occur close to one another in time and space sometimes are “bound” together and we perceive them as meaningful episodes. ... More>
Starting next week and through October, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will face off in a series of four televised debates, designed to clarify the candidates’ positions on […]... More>