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Hacking Memory to Follow Through with Intentions

Linking tasks that we intend to complete to distinctive cues that we’ll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the development of model-based reinforcement learning, causality and illusory motion perception, and links between mental state and associative activation. ... More>


Better Math Skills Predict Bigger Bank Accounts

People who are good with numbers also tend to be less susceptible to some psychological biases, allowing them to make better financial decisions and accumulate more wealth. ... More>


With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying

While people tend to prefer the food option that’s most similar to the item they can’t have, they’re likely to be more satisfied with the option that diverges a bit. ... More>


Choice May Sometimes Be A Cognitive Illusion

We may believe that we’re making decisions consciously when the decisions have actually already been made, results from two studies show. ... More>