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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>


Everything You Thought You Knew About Love is Wrong


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: heuristics and intertemporal choices; dissociation between written and spoken language; and vocal signals used to evaluate job candidates. ... More>


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After Drinking, Risky Odds Become More Appealing

Why risk an accident or a DUI driving home after a night of partying? As blood alcohol levels spike, people become more willing to bet on risky, unknown outcomes. ... More>