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Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. A new review of scientific research explores the reasons why. ... More>


The Problem With Slow Motion


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the influence of relative encoding on memory-based judgments and probiotic treatment for rats exposed to parental stress. ... More>


Observer Article

Sizing Up Magnitude

In an interdisciplinary symposium, “The Origins and Consequences of Magnitude Estimation,” at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, four speakers discussed a diverse sampling of new research on the basic mechanisms and biases that underlie our appraisals and approximations. ... More>


Observer Article

Who’s to Blame?

Although bullies, thieves, and swindlers typically draw our scorn, research suggests that the fault we assign in crimes, accidents, and altercations is far more nuanced than we realize. In a symposium at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, psychological scientists presented new findings about how people parse out blame — and compassion — in various situations. ... More>