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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>


Presidential Column

Translating Psychological Science to Law (and Back)

A legal scholar and a social psychologist are working closely to bring behavioral science to bear on the legal system. ... More>