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In an interdisciplinary symposium, “The Origins and Consequences of Magnitude Estimation,” at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, four speakers discussed a diverse sampling of new research on the basic mechanisms and biases that underlie our appraisals and approximations. ... More>
Google has enlisted a team of psychological scientists to investigate “nudges” to help employees adopt healthier eating habits in the office. ... More>
An unexpectedly long drive in one direction can create an illusion that the drive home is shorter, even when the time spent travelling is exactly the same. ... More>
The temperature of our environment can have a profound influence on our emotions, perceptions, and even our productivity. ... More>