MSNBC: Like the girl in that old Jim Stafford song, most people don’t like spiders and snakes. But according to new research involving infants and children, we don’t start off this way. According to Vanessa LoBue, assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers and co-author of a recent study in Current More
If a terrorist attack provokes mostly anger instead of fear, does that mean it has failed? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study, which tracked Americans’ negative emotions throughout the day of September 11, 2001. The timeline begins at 6:45 a.m., two hours before the attacks on More
Anger is a negative emotion. But, like being happy or excited, feeling angry makes people want to seek rewards, according to a new study of emotion and visual attention. The researchers found that people who are angry pay more attention to rewards than to threats—the opposite of people feeling other More
A few years ago, Claude Steele felt discriminated against in a way he will not soon forget. Having traveled to Silicon Valley to meet a friend working at a start-up firm, Steele, coaxed inside, shook hands with the president — all 26 years worth of him — and the other More
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