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Hugs May Help Protect Against Colds by Boosting Social Support

More frequent hugs may protect people from the increased susceptibility to infection that comes with being stressed, resulting in less severe illness symptoms. ... More>


People Trust Typical-Looking Faces Most

While people don't view typical-looking faces as the most attractive, they do consider them to be the most trustworthy, researchers find. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring gender and sexual intentions, attentional capture outside of conscious perception, and the influence of motor representations on perceptual confidence. ... More>


Saving Old Information Can Boost Memory for New Information

The simple act of saving something, like a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next. ... More>


Consistent Distraction May Not Hinder Learning

Distraction may not be a problem for learning, as long as the distraction is consistent during both learning and recall phases, researchers find. ... More>