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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>


Powerful People Think They Can Control Time

Prompting people to feel more powerful alters their perception of time, making them feel that they have more time at their disposal. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Shining the Light on Dark Personalities” and “Health Psychology Meets Neuroscience: Brain↔Body” ... More>


Notable & Quotable: What About Political Diversity?


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Talkin’ About Your Generation

Scientists have long debated how economic and societal trends, such as the Great Depression or the 1960s counterculture movement, influence personality development. But using novel ways to analyze data across time, psychological researchers have identified specific attributes — like empathy and incivility — that are more prevalent in some birth cohorts than in others. ... More>