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Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning. ... More>

Is Your 4-Year-Old A Liar? Here’s The Bright Side

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring conditioning effects on pain, dynamics of defensive behavior, and women's perceptions of anger in other women. ... More>

Safe Crossings: The Power of Eye Contact

Considerable research has underscored the powerful effects of eye contact in social interactions, and new research suggests that these effects may extend to the road. ... More>

Understanding Others’ Thoughts Enables Young Kids to Lie

Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward than those who don't receive theory-of-mind training. ... More>