Myth: We Are In Touch With Reality
Students learn that what they view as “real” is but one version of reality, which can vary radically from the experience of other people.
How Reflex Responses and Personality Play into the Bystander Effect
When asked about emergency situations, most people say they would spontaneously help another person. However, not everyone does so in real life, especially when there are other people around, a phenomenon known as the bystander
Do You Discover Your Passion, or Cultivate It?
People with a growth attitude may explore different interests and fight through challenges and setbacks, helping them to learn to love what they do, researchers find.
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
A sample of research exploring eye movements and false memory, inflexibility in obsessive-compulsive disorder, and cognitive control in depression.
The Powerful Motivation of Paying Upfront
Dear Dan, I know that you’ve often written about money as a motivator. This semester, I would like to join a yoga class that requires a substantial one-time registration fee. Will paying this amount in
How Rooting for a Rival Could Help Your Team
If the NFL team you hate the most is in the Super Bowl, take heart. Psychological science suggests that a rival team’s win may improve your team’s motivation and performance next season.