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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring how people develop an aversion to inequity and the role of number and degree in how we perceive facial attractiveness. ... More>


Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures

Our predictions about others are less accurate when we have information about the groups they belong to, such as which political party or sports team they’re rooting for. ... More>


Paying Do-Gooders Makes Them Less Persuasive

People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations than those who receive no incentive. ... More>


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>