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We hold many beliefs about memory—for instance, if you study more, you learn more. We are also constantly making judgments about particular instances of learning and remembering—I’ll never forget this party! That was easy to understand. I’ll ace it on the test. ... More>
If asked whether we’d steal, most of us would say no. Much research has explored the ways we make moral decisions. But in the clinch, when the opportunity arises to do good or bad, how well do our predictions match up with the actions we actually take? A new Psychological Science study tested the difference between moral forecasting and moral action—and the reasons behind any mismatch. The findings look encouraging: Participants acted more morally than they would have predicted.... More>