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Videogame avatars: Whites act more aggressively after they play as black

What happens when white video game players see themselves as black characters in a violent game? A new study suggests some disturbing answers: It makes...

People with low self-esteem show more signs of prejudice

When people are feeling badly about themselves, they're more likely to show bias against people who are different. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how that works. "Th...

Language appears to shape our implicit preferences

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 -- The language we speak may influence not only our thoughts, but our implicit preferences as well. That's the finding of a study by psychologists at Harvard University, who found that bilingual individuals' opinions o...

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