Self-Proclaimed Experts More Vulnerable to the Illusion of Knowledge

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts. More>

      

Look Into My Pupils: Pupil Mimicry May Lead to Increased Trust

People often mimic each other’s facial expressions without knowing it, but new research shows that they also mimic the size of other people’s pupils, which can lead to increased trust.

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Bike Visibility Does Little to Change Drivers’ Dangerous Overtaking

Donning reflective safety gear did little to prevent drivers from getting dangerously close when passing a bicyclist.

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New Research in Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring genes and executive function in childhood, sex differences in aggression, and hormones and women's clothing choices.

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The Key to Creativity May be in Imagining the Details

When it comes to finding innovative solutions to a problem, recalling the details of a recent event may help boost creative thinking.

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Illuminating Mechanisms of Repetitive Thinking

A special series in Clinical Psychological Science explores how our ability to engage in mental time travel can have detrimental consequences when it becomes repetitive and uncontrolled.

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At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?

Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward makes unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergarteners, but not to preschoolers, new findings show.

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