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Explain This: The Illusion Of Political Understanding

Fierce beliefs: built on ignorance

Extreme Political Attitudes May Stem From an Illusion of Understanding

Having to explain how a political policy works leads people to express less extreme attitudes toward the policy, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring perceived causality and motion; predictors of personality disorder; molecular genetics and posttraumatic stress disorder; and factors associated with the rejection of science. ... More>

Causation Warps Our Perception of Time

You push a button to call the elevator to your floor and you wait for what seems like forever, thinking it must be broken. When your friend pushes the button, the elevator appears within 10 seconds. “She must have the magic touch,” you say to yourself. This episode reflects what philosophers and psychological scientists call “temporal binding”: events that occur close to one another in time and space sometimes are “bound” together and we perceive them as meaningful episodes. ... More>