Battle of the Brains: Pigeon vs. AI Learning? It’s Pretty Similar
The champions of unclouded thought were recently put to the test in a study that sought to explore if an illogical puzzle could be more easily solved by an animal with the associative learning approach
Experimental Methods Are Not Neutral Tools
Ana Sofia Morais and Ralph Hertwig explain how experimental psychologists have painted too negative a picture of human rationality, and how their pessimism is rooted in a seemingly mundane detail: methodological choices.
A Surprising Reason Why You Should Attend Live Theater
Could attending live theater make you a more empathetic person? Researchers recently found that after one live performance, theatergoers were more empathetic toward the issues and people portrayed in a play. And that empathy made them more
What We Do and Don’t Know About Kindness
Since the pandemic began, people tell me they’ve been thinking a lot more about kindness. Maybe they’ve noticed the mutual aid groups that have sprung up around the world to help during lockdowns, or perhaps
The Science of Us
No one could accuse the boy’s self-appointed trainers of lacking ambition or being sticklers for ethical research. Psychologist John Watson of Johns Hopkins University and his graduate student Rosalie Rayner first observed that a 9-month-old
New Content from Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on comparing standard articles with registered reports, the use of different nonparametric tests, making hypothesis tests machine-readable, mediator variables, interactions, perceptions of replicability, posting preprints, and reproducibility practices.