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Gender Fairness Prevails in Most Fields of Academic Science

A comprehensive analysis shows that, despite sex differences leading up to college, men and women encounter a level playing field in most math-intensive sciences after obtaining a PhD.


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Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40-Year Study Shows  

Mathematically talented adolescents went on to enjoy extraordinary accomplishments and high life satisfaction at mid-life, though gender influenced how they pursued — and defined —career, family, and success.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new articles on moral behavior, time of day, and chronotype; and how spouses' personality traits can influence success in the workplace.

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People Show “Blind Insight” Into Decision Making Performance

People can gauge the accuracy of their decisions, even if their decision making performance itself is no better than chance, a phenomenon researchers call "blind insight."

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“Tears of Joy” May Help Us Maintain Emotional Balance

New research suggests that incongruous emotional expressions, like tears of joy, may serve a fundamental purpose, helping us to maintain emotional balance.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring maternal buffering and affect regulation in children, working memory training in older adults, and depression trajectories among patients recovering from a heart attack.

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Blogs By Wray Herbert

wray-herbert_headshotWray Herbert has been writing about psychology and behavioral science for many years. He has been a staff writer and editor for Science News, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and Newsweek. He is currently a contributor to Huffington Post and Scientific American Mind. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other national publications.

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