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Most people aren’t resilient to life’s hardships, researchers find


Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common

A new analysis indicates that when confronted with a major life-altering event, many people can struggle considerably and for long periods of time, contrary to the idea that natural resilience is a common phenomenon. ... More>


Observation

Replication Report Looks at Verbal Aspect Effects on Perceived Intent

A multilab replication project found no evidence that the verb form used to describe a crime influences the way people judge criminal intent, in contrast to previously published findings. The […]... More>


When Backup Plans Backfire

Backup plans can change the way that a person pursues a goal, as well as the likelihood of achieving it, even if the backup plans are never even used. ... More>


Replication Effort Finds No Evidence That Grammatical Aspect Affects Perceived Intent

A multi-lab replication project found no evidence that the verb form used to describe a crime influences the way people judge criminal intent, in contrast to previously published findings. ... More>