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Having Wealthy Neighbors May Skew Beliefs About Overall Wealth Distribution

Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, researchers find. ... More>


Intuition and Cooperative Decision Making Focus of APS Registered Replication Report Project

A new Registered Replication Report (RRR) is designed to replicate a 2012 experiment investigating the influence of intuition on cooperative behavior in a one-shot economic game. ... More>


The Seduction of a Sunny Day: How Weather Biases Car Buying Behavior

An analysis of 40 million car sales reveals the weather on the day of purchase can bias buyers towards choosing a car they may later regret. ... More>


Two Hormones Predict Negotiators’ Success

A new study finds that fluctuations in testosterone and cortisol can influence the social and economic outcomes of a negotiation. ... More>


Cover Story

Intertwined Sciences

Integrative research approaches to a broad range of issues — from the psychological impact of poverty to genetic influences on behavior — served as the theme of the first International Convention of Psychological Science, held March 12–14 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this issue of the Observer, APS shares highlights of the momentous gathering. ... More>