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Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit


It’s Crazy How Easy It Is to Make People Falsely Remember Committing a Crime


People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Researchers show that innocent adults can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, they had perpetrated crimes as serious as assault with a weapon in their teenage years. ... More>


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>