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Shakespeare’s Plays Reveal His Psychological Signature

Shakespeare's plays are characterized by a unique psychological profile that strongly identifies Shakespeare as an author of another play, researchers find.


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Framing Time in Days, Not Years, Could Spur Action Toward Goals

Measuring time in days instead of months, or months instead of years, can make future events seem closer and thus more urgent, researchers find.

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Online ‘Mindset’ Interventions Help Students Do Better in School

Brief web-based interventions with high school students can produce big results in their schoolwork and their appreciation of a positive, purposeful mindset.

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Ambiguous Situations Make It Easier to Justify Ethical Transgressions

Findings from two experiments show that people are apt to cheat in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring memory suppression in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and visual processing objects near the hands.

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Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational”… More>

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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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