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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring how people develop an aversion to inequity and the role of number and degree in how we perceive facial attractiveness. ... More>


Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures

Our predictions about others are less accurate when we have information about the groups they belong to, such as which political party or sports team they’re rooting for. ... More>


Paying Do-Gooders Makes Them Less Persuasive

People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations than those who receive no incentive. ... More>


Taking a Dog’s-Eye View of Social Interaction

Dogs have refined social skills that include following a person’s gaze and responding to nonverbal signals. But how do they know when events constitute a social interaction? ... More>