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  • When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows. More

    Under Time Pressure, People Tell Us What We Want to Hear

    When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows. More

  • In a new issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, researchers propose novel treatment strategies, based on advances in brain science, that could help prevent abuse of opioids and other drugs. More

    Innovative Addiction Treatments Hold Promise for Stemming the Opioid Crisis

    In a new issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, researchers propose novel treatment strategies, based on advances in brain science, that could help prevent abuse of opioids and other drugs. More

  • Evocative labels such as “twisted citrus glazed carrots” and “ultimate chargrilled asparagus” can get people to eat more vegetables than they otherwise would—as long as the food is prepared flavorfully, a nationwide study shows. More

    Touting Flavor Before Nutrition Encourages Healthy Eating

    Evocative labels such as “twisted citrus glazed carrots” and “ultimate chargrilled asparagus” can get people to eat more vegetables than they otherwise would—as long as the food is prepared flavorfully, a nationwide study shows. More

  • People who live or think they live in a more economically unequal society may be more supportive of a strong, even autocratic leader, a large-scale international study shows. More

    High Wealth Inequality Linked With Greater Support for Populist Leaders

    People who live or think they live in a more economically unequal society may be more supportive of a strong, even autocratic leader, a large-scale international study shows. More

  • Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don’t plan quite so far ahead, research shows. More

    Scientists Identify a Personality Feature That Could Predict How Often You Exercise

    Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don’t plan quite so far ahead, research shows. More

  • Yale University researchers explore the psychological processes that explain why the vast majority of Americans underestimate the magnitude of economic inequality between Whites and racial minorities. More

    Misperceptions About Racial Wealth Gap Examined in New Report

    Yale University researchers explore the psychological processes that explain why the vast majority of Americans underestimate the magnitude of economic inequality between Whites and racial minorities. More

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