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  • A new, multiyear study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest finds that only 40% of the psychological assessment tools used in courts have been favorably rated by experts. [NEWS Feb. 15, 2020] More

    The Verdict Is In: Courtrooms Seldom Overrule Bad Science

    A new, multiyear study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest finds that only 40% of the psychological assessment tools used in courts have been favorably rated by experts. [NEWS Feb. 15, 2020] More

  • The scent of a romantic partner can improve your quality of sleep. This is true regardless of whether or not you are consciously aware that the scent is even present. [NEWS Feb. 13, 2020] More

    Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

    The scent of a romantic partner can improve your quality of sleep. This is true regardless of whether or not you are consciously aware that the scent is even present. [NEWS Feb. 13, 2020] More

  • Helping a total stranger is generally viewed as morally better and more trustworthy than someone who helps a family member. But this is true only if the helper did not have to choose between those options. [NEWS Feb. 10, 2020] More

    What Makes a ‘Good Samaritan’ Good? That Opinion Depends on the Beneficiary

    Helping a total stranger is generally viewed as morally better and more trustworthy than someone who helps a family member. But this is true only if the helper did not have to choose between those options. [NEWS Feb. 10, 2020] More

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