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Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut

Marginal members of a high-status or well-esteemed group tend to emphasize their group membership more than those who are squarely entrenched in the group.


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Brief Intervention May Prevent Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring vigilance for threat in rhesus monkey infants and relations among control, reward, and exploration in learned helplessness.

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New Insights Into Eyewitness Memory From Groundbreaking Replication Initiative

An innovative research replication initiative confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup.

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Shared Pain Brings People Together

Despite its unpleasantness, pain may actually have positive social consequences, acting as a sort of “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups.

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Faces Are More Likely to Seem Alive When We Want to Feel Connected

New research reveals that feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive.

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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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