New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of research exploring the neural underpinnings of perceiving familiar faces and extremeness aversion as a heuristic.
Binary Bias Distorts How We Integrate Information
When we evaluate and compare a range of data points, we tend to neglect the relative strength of the evidence and treat it as simply binary.
Ratings Rise Over Time Because They Feel Easier to Make
People new to a ratings task are more critical than those who have been doing the evaluation task for longer period of time, a new study suggests.
Counterarguments Are Critical to Debunking Misinformation
To correct misinformation and “fake news,” you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information.
People Favor Highly-Reviewed Products, Even When They Shouldn’t
We often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose a product or service, but we sometimes use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage.
Superforecasters: The Art of Accurate Predictions
Will Venezuela cut gasoline subsidies? Will the US Federal Reserve raise interest rates before the end of the year? Your guess is as good as mine, unless you happen to be what University of Pennsylvania