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The Upside of a Long Commute? Time to Think

In a field experiment, individuals asked to plan their workdays during their morning commute reported higher levels of job satisfaction and lower levels of emotional exhaustion. ... More>


Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. A new review of scientific research explores the reasons why. ... More>


Does Hot Weather Fuel Road Rage?

Hot weather seems to amplify people’s responses to provocation, ultimately increasing rates of aggressive behavior and violence. ... More>


Psychological Training for Entrepreneurs Helps Fight Poverty

A new study on enhancing entrepreneurship in Uganda provides evidence that psychological interventions are a useful tool in the fight against global poverty. ... More>


A Brief Guide to Convincing Total Strangers to Do Your Bidding