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Children Learn to Take Turns for Mutual Gain

It takes children until they are about 5 years old to learn to take turns with others, while the social skill seems to elude chimpanzees of all ages. ... More>


For Teens, Learning That Personalities Change Buffers Against Stress

Learning that social and personality traits can change helps teens cope with social challenges, which can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance. ... More>


Steven Pinker: The Elephant, the Emperor, and the Matzo Ball

William James Fellow Award Address recorded May 2016 in Chicago at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.... More>


Is Gossip Good at Work?

New research suggests that workplace gossip can act as a powerful tool to promote trust and cooperation. ... More>


When Looking Like a Leader Derails the Group

Experiments show that people who display the powerful, confident body language associated with leadership tend to dominate decision making—even when their ideas were entirely incorrect. ... More>