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People Prefer Hiring “Naturals” Over Hardworking “Strivers”

Even when candidates were equally qualified, people judged individuals with “natural” talent as more hirable and successful than hardworking “strivers.” ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring how people develop an aversion to inequity and the role of number and degree in how we perceive facial attractiveness. ... More>


Paying Do-Gooders Makes Them Less Persuasive

People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations than those who receive no incentive. ... More>


Failure, Emotions, and Explaining It to Your Boss

Two experiments investigate whether it's better to play it cool or fess up with your heart on your sleeve when you make a major error at work. ... More>