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Ariely Packs Address With Jokes, Anecdotes, and Lots of Science

At the Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, Dan Ariely discussed his research showing how people rationalize dishonesty. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nisbett; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, August 18, 2015. The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral […]... More>


The Slippery-Slope Effect: Minor Misdeeds Lead to Major Ones

A new study finds that small ethical infractions can easily snowball into major violations when left unchecked over time. ... More>


Shakespeare: One of the First and Greatest Psychologists


Breaking the rules — and feeling good about it

I once worked for an organization that required a fair amount of business travel. I had a colleague who, for medical reasons, had to eat frequent, small meals. But when […]... More>