Currently browsing "Reasoning"

George Washington Trumps Pinocchio When It Comes to Promoting Honesty in Kids


Moral Tales With Positive Outcomes Motivate Kids to Be Honest

Moral stories praising a character’s honesty are better at getting kids to tell the truth than stories emphasizing the negative repercussions of lying, according to new research. ... More>


Stand Up for Better Meetings

Many professionals have begun standing at their desks, and even in meetings, as a way to boost health. New research shows that eschewing a chair may also boost group productivity. ... More>


Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive punishment. ... More>


Distance From a Conflict May Promote Wiser Reasoning

Distancing oneself from a personal problem by approaching it as an outsider may lead to wiser reasoning about the problem, researchers find. ... More>