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In Search of Human Uniqueness

APS Fellow Michael Tomasello believes that the most salient difference between us and our closest animal relatives is our ability to determine and share intentionality — that is, to understand and share psychological states of mind. Tomasello has spent more than 20 years comparing the behavior of adult great apes with that of human children. ... More>

Chatting Before Negotiations Benefits Men More Than Women

A bit of chitchat before a negotiation helped men—but not women—snag better financial offers for a job contract. ... More>

It Pays to Be Nice

Intuition and Cooperative Decision Making Focus of APS Registered Replication Report Project

A new Registered Replication Report (RRR) is designed to replicate a 2012 experiment investigating the influence of intuition on cooperative behavior in a one-shot economic game. ... More>

How to Get People to Pitch In