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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>


Probing the Teen Brain

Adolescence is widely seen as a period of moodiness and risk-taking. Much of that stems from uneven development in the brain during the teenage years. Eveline Crone has used brain […]... More>


Making Room for Wonder in Children’s Lives


Busted Bracket? Science Suggests Strategy to Improve March Madness Picks

Every year, people pore over the available stats in making March Madness picks, but research suggests that thinking about the games in precise detail may actually lead to worse picks. ... More>