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Steven Pinker: The Elephant, the Emperor, and the Matzo Ball

William James Fellow Award Address recorded May 2016 in Chicago at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.... More>


Is Gossip Good at Work?

New research suggests that workplace gossip can act as a powerful tool to promote trust and cooperation. ... More>


When Looking Like a Leader Derails the Group

Experiments show that people who display the powerful, confident body language associated with leadership tend to dominate decision making—even when their ideas were entirely incorrect. ... More>


Breaking Free From Bad Behaviors

In a cross-cutting theme program at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, psychological scientists shared cutting-edge research on halting and reversing destructive behavior. ... More>


A Brief Guide to Convincing Total Strangers to Do Your Bidding