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How Reflex Responses and Personality Play into the Bystander Effect

When asked about emergency situations, most people say they would spontaneously help another person. However, not everyone does so in real life, especially when there are other people around, a phenomenon known as the bystander effect. Traditional explanations for bystander apathy include three psychological factors: diffusion of responsibility, or the More

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When Accommodating Children’s Symptoms Hurts Them More Than It Helps

Most families would do anything to minimize the distress of a child with a mental disorder. However, some strategies for dealing with these challenges may not always be beneficial in the long-run, suggests a recent literature review published in Current Directions in Psychological Science. In their review, researchers Elana R. More

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Efficient Learners May Remember More Over Time

Healthy adults who learn information more quickly than their peers also have better long-term retention for the material despite spending less time studying it, a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds. In the study, researchers Christopher L. Zerr of Washington University More