Efficient Learners May Remember More Over Time
Healthy adults who learn information more quickly than their peers also have better long-term retention for the material despite spending less time studying it, a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the
Many People’s Earliest Memories May Be Fictional
In a large survey of people’s first memories, nearly 40% of participants reported a first memory that is likely to be fictional.
People Underestimate the Power of Saying ‘Thanks’
When thanking someone, individuals underestimate the level of happiness their expression of gratitude brings to the recipient, a series of experiments shows.
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of research exploring pathways to recognizing facial expressions and spatial congruency effects.
When Mind Wandering is a Strategy, Not a Disadvantage
Whether we are listening in a meeting or going for a walk, our minds often stray from the present task to other thoughts. People’s minds wander differently across situations, and new research suggests that we
America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies
Is America a narcissistic country? On a day when America gathers together to celebrate itself, this seems a fair question. The answer is a resounding yes, according to new research — but some states are