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The Power of Collective Memory


Do Monkeys Know When They Don’t Know Something?

A new study shows that rhesus monkeys, like humans, are able to spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information. ... More>


How We Explain Things Shapes What We Think Is Right

Explaining why people give roses for Valentine’s Day in terms of inherent traits (roses are pretty) instead of context (advertisers promote roses) predisposes us to assume the practice is good. ... More>


Science of Implicit Bias to Be Focus of US Law Enforcement Training

The US Department of Justice will integrate findings from psychological science into new training curricula to combat implicit bias among law enforcement agents and prosecutors. ... More>


Curiosity Is Not Intrinsically Good