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Psychopaths Cheat and Take Risks Due to Impaired Social Understanding

Psychopaths lack moral emotions, are impulsive, and routinely violate social and legal norms. They know right from wrong, but they don’t follow the rules. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists tested psychopaths and found that they are not skilled More

New Study Shows That Infants Have “Mind-Reading” Capability

One of the unique characteristics of humans that distinguish us from the animal kingdom is the ability to represent others’ beliefs in our own minds. This sort of intuitive mind-reading, according to experts, lays the cognitive foundations of interpersonal understanding and communication. Despite its importance, scientists have yet to reach More

Truth and Lies, Courts and Spies

Barbara A. Spellman, University of Virginia, began her presentation with a little quiz drawn from ordinary life — “Is the sky blue?” she asked. “Is the earth round? Were there weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Was O.J. Simpson guilty?” “I don’t really care about your answers,” she said. “What More