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A New Twist on a Classic Puzzle

Researchers examining study participants' intuitive responses to a reasoning problem found that the way the information was presented significantly influenced the percentage of people who answered correctly. ... More>

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Design With Humans in Mind

Working in the technology realm, APS Fellow Donald A. Norman helped engineers base their designs on scientific findings about the ways people and products interact. ... More>

To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You’re Deciding for Someone Else

Need to Solve a Personal Problem? Try a Third-Person Perspective

Psychological scientists examine why we find it easier to solve others' problems than our own, and what we can do to eliminate this judgment bias. ... More>

Feelings of Entitlement Enhance Creativity

People prompted to feel a small, temporary sense of entitlement also showed a significant boost in creativity. ... More>