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People attribute minds to robots, corpses that are targets of harm

As Descartes famously noted, there's no way to really know that another person has a mind — every mind we observe is, in a...

Online dating surpasses all other forms of matchmaking in U.S.

Online dating has not only shed its stigma, it has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the United States other than meeting through friends,...

Mind Over Matter: Patients’ Perceptions of Illness Make a Difference

Whenever we fall ill, there are many different factors that come together to influence the course of our illness. Additional medical conditions, stress levels,...

The Pupils are the Windows to the Mind

The eyes are the window into the soul—or at least the mind, according to a new paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a...

Are Religious People Better Adjusted Psychologically?

Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers....

Write your way thin?

Is losing weight as simple as doing a 15-minute writing exercise? In a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

What are emotion expressions for?

That cartoon scary face – wide eyes, ready to run – may have helped our primate ancestors survive in a dangerous wild, according to...

All it takes is a smile (for some guys)

Does she or doesn't she . . .? Sexual cues are ambiguous, and confounding. We -- especially men -- often read them wrong. A new study hypothesizes that the men who get it wrong might be the ones that evolution has favored. "There are tons of studies sh...

Was Darwin wrong about emotions?

Contrary to what many psychological scientists think, people do not all have the same set of biologically "basic" emotions, and those emotions are not automatically expressed on the faces of those around us, according to the author of a new article pub...

Study reveals an association between impatience and lower credit scores

A study conducted by Columbia Business School's Prof. Stephan Meier, Regina Pitaro Associate Professor of Business, Management, and Charles Sprenger, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Department of Economics,...

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