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Teens’ Memory for Faces Shifts Toward Peers During Puberty

Adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood, showing a bias that shifts toward peers in the same stage of pubertal development. ... More>


Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures

Our predictions about others are less accurate when we have information about the groups they belong to, such as which political party or sports team they’re rooting for. ... More>


White people think racism is getting worse. Against white people.


Observer Article

Sizing Up Magnitude

In an interdisciplinary symposium, “The Origins and Consequences of Magnitude Estimation,” at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, four speakers discussed a diverse sampling of new research on the basic mechanisms and biases that underlie our appraisals and approximations. ... More>


Building Public Trust in the Police

Citizens must feel that they are treated with fairness and respect in order to view the police as a legitimate legal authority, psychological science shows. ... More>