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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring faces and language priming, personality in bonobos, and long-term effects of emotion regulation on the amygdala. ... More>

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Overcoming the Classroom Environment

For most of our evolutionary history, humans have learned by trial, error, and observation — not by sitting in a classroom. To make the modern classroom more hospitable to learning, Caroline F. Keating suggests that teachers use specific techniques, such as standing instead of sitting and engaging with students outside the classroom. ... More>

Evolution of the Human Brain: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Romantic love, and the pair-bonding that it motivates, may have played a critical role in human evolution, researchers argue in an article in Perspectives on Psychological Science. ... More>

Why We Love the Pain of Spicy Food

The Psychology Behind Our Collective Ebola Freak-Out