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Income inequality is rising, but maybe not as fast as you...

Americans' perceptions of income inequality are largely over-inflated when compared with actual census data, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal...

Money may corrupt, but thinking about time can strengthen morality

Priming people to think about money makes them more likely to cheat, but priming them to think about time seems to strengthen their moral...

Our pupils adjust as we imagine bright and dark scenes

Conjuring up a visual image in the mind — like a sunny day or a night sky — has a corresponding effect on the...

To boost concern for the environment, emphasize a long future, not...

Looking back on a nation's past can prompt action that leads to a greener future, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a...

Experiencing awe increases belief in the supernatural

Awe-inspiring moments — like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the Aurora Borealis — might increase our tendency to believe in God and...

Liberals aren’t like the rest, or so they think

Liberals tend to underestimate the amount of actual agreement among those who share their ideology, while conservatives tend to overestimate intra-group agreement, according to...

Even in the dark, brain ‘sees’ its own body’s movement

As Halloween approaches, the thought of walking through a dark room, hands outstretched to find your way, might take on a more sinister feel...

Stress eaters may compensate by eating less when times are good

When faced with stress, some people seem to lose their appetite while others reach for the nearest sweet, salty, or fatty snack. Conventional wisdom tells...

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon

Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to...

People seem more attractive in a group than they do apart

People tend to be rated as more attractive when they're part of a group than when they're alone, according to findings published in Psychological...

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