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  • Children who already demonstrate the strongest “cross-gender” identities are the most likely to socially transition, data suggest... More

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    Researchers Can Predict Childhood Social Transitions

    Children who already demonstrate the strongest “cross-gender” identities are the most likely to socially transition, data suggest... More

  • When choosing between indulgent and healthy foods, may depend on what other foods sit nearby on the grocery shelf... More

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    Context Shapes Choice of Healthy Foods

    When choosing between indulgent and healthy foods, may depend on what other foods sit nearby on the grocery shelf... More

  • Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time... More

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    Implicit Attitudes Can Change Over the Long Term

    Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time... More

  • The happiness we feel after a particular event diminishes each time we experience it, but giving to others may be the exception to the rule... More

    The Joy of Giving Lasts Longer Than the Joy of Getting

    The happiness we feel after a particular event diminishes each time we experience it, but giving to others may be the exception to the rule... More

  • 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

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