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Narrow Misses Can Propel Us Toward Other Rewards and Goals

Coming close to winning something only to lose out in the end may boost our motivation to achieve other wins, leading us to pursue totally unrelated rewards. ... More>


When Clothing Style Influences Cognitive Style

Wearing formal attire, like a suit, may enhance people’s ability to engage in abstract thinking. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: methodological issues in studies linking video games and cognitive abilities; rule-learning in 8-month-olds; and bias among children as a function of group norms. ... More>


Memory Athletes and Researchers Collaborate to Dissect Feats of Memory

Competitors at the 2nd Annual Extreme Memory Tournament tested their mettle with feats of memorization and recall while working with researchers studying how memory works. ... More>


As We Age, Keys to Remembering Where the Keys Are