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Seeing More Blacks in Prison Increases Support for Policies that Exacerbate Inequality

Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality. ... More>


Can a Jury Believe What It Sees?


Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive punishment. ... More>


Wage Disparity and the Masculinity of Money

Even if we believe women deserve the same pay as men for equal work, our implicit associations indicate otherwise – possibly a major force behind gender differences in salaries. ... More>


The Taxman Cometh: Science Explains Why Some Pay and Others Evade

Millions of Americans are making a mad dash to file their taxes by the April 15th deadline — but some aren't. Researchers explore the factors that motivate people to pay, or not pay, their taxes. ... More>