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Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker

A new study including blind and sighted participants suggests that gestural variations across languages do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. ... More>


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Books to Check Out: February 2016

Moral Disengagement: How People Do Harm and Live With Themselves by Albert Bandura; Worth Publishers, December 25, 2015. Minority and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment: Enduring and Emerging Trends, 2nd […]... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring computer modeling of the evolution of honor cultures and mechanisms that drive vicarious fear learning. ... More>


Older Adults Are Bigger Risk Takers in High-Poverty Countries

Data from 77 countries suggest that people’s propensity to take physical, social, legal, or financial risks decreases as they age, but not in countries with high levels of economic hardship. ... More>


Power and Punishment: The Rules of Leadership Are Not Universal

A series of experiments demonstrates how the relationship between status, power, and punishment is not consistent across cultures. ... More>