Why People Choose to Cooperate, According to Behavioral Science
People stop their cars simply because a little light turns from green to red. They crowd onto buses, trains and planes with complete strangers, yet fights seldom break out. Large, strong men routinely walk right
New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on racism and historical context, prosocial behavior in the face of a disaster, studying mental health as systems, exceptional abilities in autism, LGBTQ+ parents, and much more.
Teaching: The Unexpected Pleasure of Doing Good
Doing good feels surprisingly good. That’s the bottom line of two new Current Directions in Psychological Science research summaries.
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on understanding how people attribute inequality, differences in visuospatial perspective taking, global diversity across psychological science, reasoning, altruism, racism, religion, and much more.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on visual illusions, the use of gestures to communicate, well-being and altruism across nations, sensory encoding, empathy, semantic similarity and attention, the neuronal processing of faces, categorical perception, and a learning disability affecting the acquisition of arithmetic skills.
Everyone Thinks Americans Are Selfish. They’re Wrong.
The United States is notable for its individualism. The results of several large surveys assessing the values held by the people of various nations consistently rank the United States as the world’s most individualist country. Individualism, as