Individuals wearing a bicycle helmet as part of an experiment reported greater sensation seeking and engaged in more risk taking than those wearing a baseball cap, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The results suggest that wearing a helmet may have complex and even More
The Daily Mail: Planning to play the lottery this weekend? Your answer could depend on the weather, according to a new study. Researchers have found that we are more likely to buy a ticket on unusually sunny days while an unexpected win by our sports team also increases our likelihood More
Scientific American: It is only logical to trust our instincts if we think we know a lot about a subject, right? New research suggests the opposite: self-proclaimed experts are more likely to fall victim to a phenomenon known as overclaiming, professing to know things they really do not. People overclaim More
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Failure of Intuition When Choosing Whether to Invest in a Single Goal or Split Resources Between Two Goals Alasdair D. F. Clarke and Amelia R. Hunt How do people respond when asked to perform two similar tasks simultaneously? In theory, if both More
A sunny day or the fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won’t improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet they might increase the likelihood that you’ll buy a ticket. More
Business Insider: I’ll be the first to admit it: My life would be a whole lot easier if I could speed read. Instead of spending an hour poring over a dense scientific paper I’m writing about, I’d spend just a few minutes and understand everything perfectly. Unfortunately, while there are plenty More
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