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Comfort or Food? This Harlow Love Song Has the Answer

Comfort and contact, or food? That's the dilemma faced by a baby monkey puppet in this remake of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz which explains Harry Harlow's famous "wire mother, cloth mother" experiments from the 1950s and 1960s. ... More>


Secrets of a super successful introvert


Taking Another Look at the Roots of Social Psychology

Psychology textbooks have made the same historical mistake over and over. Now the inaccuracy is pointed out in a new article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.... More>


Peter Kuppens

University of Leuven, Belgium http://ppw.kuleuven.be/okp/people/Peter_Kuppens/byYearType/ What does your research focus on? I study emotions, specifically I’ve been trying to make sense of the patterns with which our emotions change across […]... More>


Why Do People Defend Unjust, Inept, and Corrupt Systems?

Why do we stick up for a system or institution we live in—a government, company, or marriage—even when anyone else can see it is failing miserably? Why do we resist change even when the system is corrupt or unjust? A new article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science, illuminates the conditions under which we’re motivated to defend the status quo—a process called “system justification.”... More>