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The Social Powers of Primates

Frans B.M. de Waal has news for people who think that the tendency to establish cultural norms separates humans from other animals: By teaching a high-ranking female chimpanzee how to solve a complicated puzzle and then watching copycat behavior spread among her group, de Waal and his colleagues documented evidence of both complex social learning and conformity in nonhumans. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the behavioral economics of social anxiety, contributors to symptom severity in PTSD, and biased emotional attention to threat. ... More>


Can hugs make you healthier?


The Sound of Intellect

Richard Nelson Bolles, a former Episcopal pastor, decided to self-publish his advice for job hunters in 1970, in the midst of a tough job market for newly-minted college graduates. The […]... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Shining the Light on Dark Personalities” and “Health Psychology Meets Neuroscience: Brain↔Body” ... More>