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Believing That Others Understand Helps Us Feel That We Do, Too

Our sense of what we know about something is increased when we learn that others around us understand it, consistent with the idea of a “community of knowledge.” ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring semantic inhibition in toddlers and beliefs about the causal structure of self-concept. ... More>

The Lie That Many People Who Eat Meat Tell Themselves

Do Monkeys Know When They Don’t Know Something?

A new study shows that rhesus monkeys, like humans, are able to spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information. ... More>

How We Explain Things Shapes What We Think Is Right

Explaining why people give roses for Valentine’s Day in terms of inherent traits (roses are pretty) instead of context (advertisers promote roses) predisposes us to assume the practice is good. ... More>