Forgetting

Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease — new research suggests that the same mass media coverage may also influence the facts that we forget. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Not So Innocent: Toddlers’ Inferences About Costs and Culpability Julian Jara-Ettinger, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, and Laura E. Schulz How do perceptions of competence and motivation influence children’s social evaluations of others? Children watched two puppets push a button on a toy. When More

Faded Memories

Regardless of your political leanings, you’re probably very familiar with the names Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. You probably also know that these names represent the three most recent US presidents (#44, #43, and #42, respectively). But how often do you think about Franklin Pierce? Or Benjamin More