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Extremist Groups Appeal to Those Uncertain About Identity

Psychological scientists examine the factors behind the lure of extremist groups that seem to hold a strong sway over certain types of people. ... More>


One Scary Boss Can Spook the Whole Office

The bad behavior of one abusive supervisor can have a trickle-down effect, increasing rates of hostility and abusive behavior throughout all levels of the workplace. ... More>


Observer Article

Developing and Piloting a Psychology of Social Media Course

Teaching students about a topic as dynamic and understudied as social media requires careful planning. ... More>


Toddlers Copy Their Peers to Fit In, but Apes Don’t

From the playground to the board room, people often follow others' behavior to fit in. Children show behavioral conformity early, but apes seem to stick with what they know. ... More>


Alkohol ist sozialer Schmierstoff für Männer (Alcohol is a social lubricant for men)