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Having Wealthy Neighbors May Skew Beliefs About Overall Wealth Distribution

Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, researchers find. ... More>


Watch Out for the Experienced Study Participant

Researchers might not think about participants’ past experiences as a research subject, but new findings suggest that these experiences could make a difference in study outcomes. ... More>


In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate


Self-Proclaimed Experts More Vulnerable to the Illusion of Knowledge

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts. ... More>


Firearm Shooting Errors Could Be Reduced Through Cognitive Training

People who have difficulty inhibiting responses are more likely to shoot unarmed civilians in simulated scenarios, but response inhibition training can help to reduce these shooting errors. ... More>