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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>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring computer modeling of the evolution of honor cultures and mechanisms that drive vicarious fear learning. ... More>


Observer Article

Redefining Fear

Joseph E. LeDoux equates emotional experience — particularly fear — with soup. Like the medley of ingredients we add to broth, fear encompasses a mix of brain arousal, body feedback, attention, and memory. In his APS William James Fellow Award Address, LeDoux argues for a new, increasingly multidimensional way of studying fear. ... More>


Why Is Scaring People So Much Fun?