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How Collectivism Protects Against Contagious Fear

People who reported greater perceived risk of Ebola infection were more likely to report xenophobic attitudes, but feeling a sense of belonging and connection to others can mitigate this link. ... More>


Fear of Death Prompts Leaders to Look Towards the Future

Thoughts of death can have a strong, measurable—and often prosocial—impact on our decision making. ... More>


The psychology and neuroscience of terrorism


Inside Out: Behind-the-Scenes Science With Dacher Keltner, PhD


Observer Article

A Big Year for Psychological Science on the Big Screen

Psychological science had a strong presence in the world of cinema over the last year, with films like The Stanford Prison Experiment and Experimenter winning acclaim. But the animated comedy Inside Out, about the science of emotion, is nominated for the big prize — an Oscar. ... More>