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Revisiting the Land of Opportunity

“Our success should depend not on accident of birth, but on the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.” So President Obama proclaimed in his 2014 […]... More>


Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution

People’s views on wealth distribution have little to do with how much they have in the bank and more with how wealthy they feel compared to their friends and neighbors. ... More>


The Sound of Status: People Know High-Power Voices When They Hear Them

Being in a position of power can alter basic acoustic properties of the voice, and other people can pick up on these cues to know who is in charge. ... More>


Infants Can Tell If You’re a Reliable Informant

A study finds that at 8 months old, babies can figure out how reliable people are as sources of information, an important skill for learning. ... More>


When Do Babies Learn Self-Control?