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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>

The Science of Beer Goggles

Bower Reflects on Integrating Two Theoretical Frameworks

At the 2016 APS-Psychonomic Society W. K. & K. W. Estes Lecture, Gordon Bower reflected on his attempts to merge Clark Hull’s learning theory with William Estes’s statistical framework. ... More>

Scientists now know the psychology behind your worries about the environment