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At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?

Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward makes unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergarteners, but not to preschoolers, new findings show. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: folk explanations of behavior; exposure to collective trauma and responses to acute stress; and dual-hormone changes and bargaining performance. ... More>


Narrow Misses Can Propel Us Toward Other Rewards and Goals

Coming close to winning something only to lose out in the end may boost our motivation to achieve other wins, leading us to pursue totally unrelated rewards. ... More>


Learning Through Observation

The famous Bobo doll experiment showed that children learn through observation, not just through reward and punishment. In that classic study, Albert Bandura showed that children who had watched adults […]... More>