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  • People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier but idle small talk isn't necessarily negatively related to well-being, researchers find... More

    Replication Study Shows No Evidence That Small Talk Harms Well-Being

    People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier but idle small talk isn't necessarily negatively related to well-being, researchers find... More

  • Research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have outsize notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative... More

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    Americans Exaggerate Their Home State’s Role in Building the Nation

    Research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have outsize notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative... More

  • Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay may reduce purchases of the drinks, a field study shows... More

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    Graphic Warning Labels Linked to Reduced Sugary Drink Purchases

    Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay may reduce purchases of the drinks, a field study shows... More

  • 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

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