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Distractibility Trait Predisposes Some to Attentional Lapses

People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: distractibility. ... More>


Why Office Jerks Get Ahead

Employees who possess negative personality traits – psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism – may be more likely to climb to the top of the corporate ladder. ... More>


Quick Thinkers Are Charismatic

People who were able to respond more quickly to general knowledge questions and visual tasks were perceived as more charismatic by their friends, new research shows. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “When Does Self-Defeat Equal Success?”, “Does Viewing Mental Disorders as Biological Phenomena Reduce or Increase Stigma?”, and “The Value of Infant-Directed Speech” ... More>