When Eyewitnesses Talk, Justice Is Distorted
A research report explains how eyewitnesses’ memories can become distorted after speaking with co-witnesses.
Breaking the Norm: Experiment Makes Men and Women Equally Picky When Selecting a Mate
When it comes to dating, are women really choosier than men? The abundance of research on this subject leads us to believe that they are, but a study forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of
Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Proximity Defines How We Think of Contagion
We judge probability and make risk judgments all the time, such as when we try new products or consider which stocks to trade. It would seem that our decisions would be rational and based on
Is That Your Final Answer? Study Suggests Method For Improving Individual Decisions
Herd mentality. Angry mob. Mass hysteria. As these phrases suggest, we are not always confident that a large group of people will come up with the smartest decisions. So it may be surprising to learn
Picky Preschoolers: Young Children Prefer Majority Opinion
When we are faced with a decision, and we’re not sure what to do, usually we’ll just go with the majority opinion. When do we begin adopting this strategy of “following the crowd”? In a
I Totally Empathize With You…Sometimes: Effects of Empathy on Ethnic Group Interactions
Thinking about other ethnic groups in the abstract may lead to different feelings than those we actually experience during interactions with members of those groups.