Social Perception

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Five-Month-Old Infants Have General Knowledge of How Nonsolid Substances Behave and Interact Susan J. Hespos, Alissa L. Ferry, Erin M. Anderson, Emily N. Hollenbeck, and Lance J. Rips Research has shown that infants have a sophisticated understanding of the properties of objects More

We Infer a Speaker’s Social Identity from Subtle Linguistic Cues

When we speak, we “leak” information about our social identity through the nuanced language that we use to describe others, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This research shows that people can infer a speaker’s social identity (e.g., political party affiliation) More