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First-of-Its-Kind Registered Replication Report Examines Verbal Overshadowing Effect

An innovative research replication initiative involving multiple labs following a shared, vetted study protocol supports earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup. ... More>


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Books to Check Out: October 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Neurobiology of Social Behavior: Toward an Understanding of the Prosocial and Antisocial Brain by Michael Numan; Academic Press, July 22, 2014. The Organized […]... More>


You’re Expecting the Wrong Things to Make You Happy


Can Memories Be Implanted and Then Removed?


Brain Wave May Be Used to Detect What People Have Seen, Recognize

Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms. ... More>