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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring whether the missing-phoneme effect occurs in both reading and listening and whether forgetting occurs due to decay or interference under different conditions. ... More>


Infants Learn Better When Listening to Human Speech—or Lemurs


When Looking Like a Leader Derails the Group

Experiments show that people who display the powerful, confident body language associated with leadership tend to dominate decision making—even when their ideas were entirely incorrect. ... More>


Observer Article

Making Science ‘Edible’

This is a thumbnail image of an apple made up of various science and research tools and symbols.

Likening basic science to fine cooking, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow awardees Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff offer the recipe they’ve used to make developmental research findings accessible, digestible, and useful for the general public. ... More>


Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker

A new study including blind and sighted participants suggests that gestural variations across languages do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. ... More>