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  • Software that purportedly reads emotions in faces is being deployed or tested for surveillance, hiring, market research, and more. But a report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest finds that facial movements are an inexact gauge of a person’s feelings, behaviors or intentions. More

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    Weaknesses in Emotion-Expression Research Outlined in New Report

    Software that purportedly reads emotions in faces is being deployed or tested for surveillance, hiring, market research, and more. But a report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest finds that facial movements are an inexact gauge of a person’s feelings, behaviors or intentions. More

  • As our memories fade, we rely on our current assessment of a person to remember how we felt about them in the past, and this extends to some of the most central figures in our lives: our parents. More

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    I Loved Her, I Loved Her Not: How Current Thinking Can Sway Our Memories of Love

    As our memories fade, we rely on our current assessment of a person to remember how we felt about them in the past, and this extends to some of the most central figures in our lives: our parents. More

  • We are more envious of someone else’s covetable experience before it happens than after it has passed, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Enviable events lose some power over us once those events are in our past,” says psychological scientist Ed More

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    We Are More Envious of Things That Haven’t Happened Yet

    We are more envious of someone else’s covetable experience before it happens than after it has passed, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Enviable events lose some power over us once those events are in our past,” says psychological scientist Ed More

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