Evolutionary Psychology

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science. When Holding Back Helps: Suppressing Negative Emotions During Sacrifice Feels Authentic and Is Beneficial for Highly Interdependent People Bonnie M. Le and Emily A. Impett Can suppressing negative emotions help people’s relationships? Participants kept a daily diary in which they noted whether More

Business Insider: A study by a group of researchers about biceps and politics that has made waves over the past couple of days following its publication in Psychological Science has been widely misinterpreted by several news outlets. The study looked at correlations between a man’s socioeconomic status, his upper body strength, and More

Toronto Telegraph: Why do so many sports players and athletes choose to wear the color red when they compete? A new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that it may have to do with their testosterone levels. The new study More

The Atlantic: The pre-societal, animal model of conflict resolution is simple, brutal, and effective. Leaving aside political gambles, moral considerations, and the like, the strong are more willing to fight for their self-interest, while the weak find it more advantageous not to assert themselves. Extrapolated to a fairly simple conflict More