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  • Data collected over a 50-year span suggests that selective schools aren’t uniformly beneficial to students’ educational and professional outcomes in the following decades. ... More

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    Attending the “Best” High School May Yield Benefits and Risks for Students

    Data collected over a 50-year span suggests that selective schools aren’t uniformly beneficial to students’ educational and professional outcomes in the following decades. ... More

  • People can make better-than-chance judgments about whether unfamiliar politicians have been convicted of corruption simply by looking at their portraits... More

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    People Can Infer Which Politicians Are Corrupt From Their Faces

    People can make better-than-chance judgments about whether unfamiliar politicians have been convicted of corruption simply by looking at their portraits... More

  • Averaging the results from two independent participants improved screening accuracy, whether participants were looking at baggage scans or mammograms... More

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    Harnessing the Power of the Crowd Could Improve Screening Accuracy

    Averaging the results from two independent participants improved screening accuracy, whether participants were looking at baggage scans or mammograms... More

  • After we have conversations with new people, our conversation partners tend to like us and enjoy our company more than we think... More

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    You Probably Made a Better First Impression Than You Think

    After we have conversations with new people, our conversation partners tend to like us and enjoy our company more than we think... More

  • A large-scale replication effort did not reproduce previous findings showing that people are less likely to cheat on a task after making a list of the Ten Commandments. ... More

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    Replication Project Investigates Effect of Moral Reminders on Cheating Behavior

    A large-scale replication effort did not reproduce previous findings showing that people are less likely to cheat on a task after making a list of the Ten Commandments. ... More

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