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Shared Pain Brings People Together

Despite its unpleasantness, pain may actually have positive social consequences, acting as a sort of “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

When the Whites of the Eyes are Red or Yellow

APS Fellow Robert R. Provine examines how the whites of the eyes affect people's perception of an individual's health and attractiveness. ... More>


Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut

Marginal members of a high-status or well-esteemed group tend to emphasize their group membership more than those who are squarely entrenched in the group. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring moral foundations and out-group hostility, working memory as internally focused attention, and brain activation for numeric and monetary value. ... More>


Morality Can Trump Tribalism