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Why “Yes” Is More Powerful Than “No”

Whether it’s asking to borrow a cell phone or soliciting a charitable donation, social norms strongly favor saying “yes” over "no." ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Unpacking Creativity: Semantic Distance Is the Difference” and “The Ritual Animal” ... More>


How to Boast on the Sly


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Ellen Langer to be Honored at Liberty Science Center Genius Gala

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Ellen Langer is being honored at the Liberty Science Center Genius Gala for her work on control, aging, stress, decision-making, health, and mindfulness. ... More>


Infants’ Brain Activity Shows Signs of Social Thinking

A collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists provides evidence directly linking neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior in infants. ... More>