New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on harsh parenting and antisocial behavior, emotion-based attitudes, political extremity, misogynistic tweets and domestic violence, perception of crowds’ emotions, computation of speech, sign language, and the influence of learning to read on face recognition.
Prentice Named Dean of Faculty at Princeton
Deborah A. Prentice, an APS Fellow, began her tenure as dean of the faculty at Princeton University on July 1. Previously, Prentice had served as chair of Princeton’s psychology department for 12 years. Under Prentice’s
Domestic violence gets evolutionary explanation
NewScientist: What can evolution tell us about domestic violence? Two researchers in the US suggest such violence has ancient origins and that establishing evolution’s role could help to better identify those at risk. Others argue
A new twist on child abuse
Charles Dickens’ 1838 novel Oliver Twist has been called a textbook case of child abuse. The young hero is beaten again and again, locked up in the dark, and starved—for both food and affection. His