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People prefer products that help them ‘save face’ in embarrassing moments

People who are feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair' the face, according to new research published in Psychological...

Tidy desk or messy desk? Each has its benefits

Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality, according to new research. But, the research also shows that...

Autism symptoms not explained by impaired attention

Autism is marked by several core features — impairments in social functioning, difficulty communicating, and a restriction of interests. Though researchers have attempted to...

Intent to harm: Willful acts seem more damaging

How harmful we perceive an act to be depends on whether we see the act as intentional, reveals new research published in Psychological Science,...

Trust in leaders, sense of belonging stir people to safeguard common...

Every day, people donate to charities, volunteer to clean up city parks, or scale back their driving to curb air pollution. But some take...

How Do Babies Learn to Be Wary of Heights?

Infants develop a fear of heights as a result of their experiences moving around their environments, according to new research published in Psychological Science,...

Going through the motions improves dance performance

Expert ballet dancers seem to glide effortlessly across the stage, but learning the steps is both physically and mentally demanding. New research suggests that dance...

To savor the flavor, perform a short ritual first

Birthday celebrations often follow a formula, including off-key singing, making a birthday wish while blowing out candles, and the ceremonial cutting of the birthday...

Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM...

Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements over 30 years later, according to results from a new longitudinal study published...

Teenager self- consciousness tied to specific brain, physiological responses

Teenagers are famously self-conscious, acutely aware and concerned about what their peers think of them. A new study reveals that this self-consciousness is linked with...

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