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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring authoritarianism and attitudes toward out-groups, categorization of sexual orientation, and attention and perceptual learning. ... More>


Observation

Aha! Close Your Eyes for Inspiration

New research suggests that shutting out visual distraction can help spark sudden, creative solutions to problems. ... More>


Why ‘Batman’ Met a Tragic Death on the Highway

Research shows that pedestrians often underestimate how visible they are to drivers at night, and motorists overestimate their own accuracy at spotting pedestrians in the dark. ... More>


Bike Visibility Does Little to Change Drivers’ Dangerous Overtaking

Donning reflective safety gear did little to prevent drivers from getting dangerously close when passing a bicyclist. ... More>


Age Is Just a Number

People tend to proceed through life trying to act their age. But the pioneering research of Ellen Langer suggests that adopting the attitude of a younger person may actually have […]... More>