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  • Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science... More

    Science of Racism Examined in New Set of Research Articles

    Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science... More

  • Data from participants ranging from 5 to 25 years old suggest that adolescents don’t distinguish between negative emotions as clearly as younger children and adults in their 20s do... More

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    Negative Emotions Are Murkier, Less Distinct in Adolescence

    Data from participants ranging from 5 to 25 years old suggest that adolescents don’t distinguish between negative emotions as clearly as younger children and adults in their 20s do... More

  • Data from a study of German adults showed that people who adopted socially-focused strategies reported increased life satisfaction one year later... More

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    Social Pursuits Linked With Increased Life Satisfaction

    Data from a study of German adults showed that people who adopted socially-focused strategies reported increased life satisfaction one year later... More

  • A study with factory workers suggests that introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers’ use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace... More

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    Giving Employees ‘Decoy’ Sanitizer Options Could Improve Hand Hygiene

    A study with factory workers suggests that introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers’ use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace... More

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