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A Disagreeable Personality Can Help Get Original Ideas Noticed

Although disagreeable people are no more creative than their more cooperative peers, they may be better at convincing others to support their innovative ideas. ... More>


Bosses Can Spot Self-Serving Workers

Supervisors are surprisingly good at gauging whether workers’ motivations are selfish or genuinely altruistic. ... More>


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APS Recognizes Wilson for Self-Knowledge Research

APS Fellow Timothy D. Wilson has been awarded a 2015 William James Fellow Award in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the field of psychological science. Wilson has gained international […]... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Unpacking Emotion Differentiation” and “Religion’s Profound Influences on Psychology” ... More>


Just Feeling Like Part of a Team Increases Motivation on Challenging Tasks

Small signals of collaboration can dramatically boost people’s motivation and interest in completing difficult tasks, even when working alone. ... More>