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Moral Tales With Positive Outcomes Motivate Kids to Be Honest

Moral stories praising a character’s honesty are better at getting kids to tell the truth than stories emphasizing the negative repercussions of lying, according to new research. ... More>


Morality Can Trump Tribalism


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>


“Out, Damned Spot!”: Obsessive-Like Behavior Linked to Specific Type of Guilt

New findings show that triggering a particular type of guilt leads people to engage in obsessive checking and washing behaviors, which may shed additional light on OCD. ... More>


From Our Pets to Our Plates: The Psychology of Eating Animals

We love animals, caring for some as if they were members of our families, and yet we eat animals, too. Researchers explore the psychological underpinnings of this so-called "meat paradox." ... More>