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Children Less Likely to Come to the Rescue When Others Are Available

Young children are less likely to help a person in need when other children are present and available to help, indicating that the "bystander effect" isn't limited to adults. ... More>


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Magritte’s Mystery and the DSM’s Disorders

In his painting The Treachery of Images, René Magritte warned that illustrations aren’t the same as the real thing. Guest columnist and APS Fellow Jürgen Margraf, of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, uses the painting as a metaphor for many diagnostic constructs. ... More>


Conformity Starts Young


The Perils of Being a ‘Chameleon’ in a Job Interview

Unconsciously mirroring another person’s behavior—known as the "chameleon effect"—tends to increase likability, but new research finds that unwittingly mimicking negative behavior comes at a cost. ... More>