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Does Revenge Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of exciting new research from Psychological Science…... More>

Health benefits of falling and staying in love

A Thirst for Excitement Is Hidden in Your Genes

Climber jumping across gap

Sensation seeking—the urge to do exciting things—has been linked to dopamine, a chemical that carries messages in your brain. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists analyzed genes in the dopamine system and found a group of mutations that help predict whether someone is inclined toward sensation seeking.... More>

Bound by Attention: Bringing Rats and Humans Together

When picking through a basket of fruit, it doesn’t seem very difficult to recognize a green pear from a green apple. This is easy, thanks to “feature binding” – a […]... More>