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  • Tackling modern problems requires individuals who have the unique social and cognitive skills that allow for collaborative problem solving, say authors of a new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest. ... More

    Solving 21st-Century Problems Requires Skills That Few Are Trained In, Scientists Find

    Tackling modern problems requires individuals who have the unique social and cognitive skills that allow for collaborative problem solving, say authors of a new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest. ... More

  • Using a larger dataset than all previous studies on the subject combined, researchers found a small connection between brain size and cognitive performance... More

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    Bigger Brains Linked With Slightly Better Cognitive Performance

    Using a larger dataset than all previous studies on the subject combined, researchers found a small connection between brain size and cognitive performance... More

  • Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, durable memories for those objects, even when we don’t intend to memorize the object’s details... More

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    Touch Can Produce Detailed, Lasting Memories

    Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, durable memories for those objects, even when we don’t intend to memorize the object’s details... More

  • Failures to reproduce psychological research findings are often attributed to differences in the study population being examined. But results from a massive international scientific project upend that claim... More

    Replications of Psychological Findings Don’t Appear to Hinge on Study-Population Differences, Global Multilab Project Shows

    Failures to reproduce psychological research findings are often attributed to differences in the study population being examined. But results from a massive international scientific project upend that claim... More

  • A series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we’re multitasking may boost our performance by making us more engaged in the tasks at hand. ... More

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    The Illusion of Multitasking Boosts Performance

    A series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we’re multitasking may boost our performance by making us more engaged in the tasks at hand. ... More

  • Meetings are the bane of office life for many professionals but they don't have to be, a team of scientists finds... More

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    Psychological Science Can Make Your Meetings Better

    Meetings are the bane of office life for many professionals but they don't have to be, a team of scientists finds... More

  • The views expressed by political party leaders can change how individual voters feel about an issue, according to findings from a longitudinal study of voters in New Zealand... More

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    Voters’ Preexisting Opinions Shift to Align with Political Party Positions

    The views expressed by political party leaders can change how individual voters feel about an issue, according to findings from a longitudinal study of voters in New Zealand... More

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