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People selectively remember the details of atrocities that absolve in-group members

Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, these...

Dishonesty and creativity: 2 sides of the same coin?

New research shows that lying about performance on one task may increase creativity on a subsequent task by making people feel less bound by...

Virtual avatars may impact real-world behavior

How you represent yourself in the virtual world of video games may affect how you behave toward others in the real world, according to...

Study Shows Babies Can Catch Stress from Their Mothers

Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, but they also show corresponding physiological changes, according to a UC San Francisco-led study. “Our research...

Matters of the heart can influence actual heart health

A study from researchers at the University of Utah shows that the ways in which your spouse is supportive — and how you support...

Wider-faced dates more attractive as short-term mates

Women may perceive men with wider faces as more dominant and more attractive for short-term relationships, according to a new study in Psychological Science,...

You smell sick. No, really.

Humans are able to smell sickness in someone whose immune system is highly active within just a few hours of exposure to a toxin,...

The hidden benefits of gossip, ostracism

A Stanford study finds that what you might think of as your worst qualities – talking about people behind their backs and voting others...

Increasing Personal Savings, the Groundhog Day Way

Thinking about time as a cycle of recurring experiences — a reality Bill Murray’s character knows all too well in the movie Groundhog Day — may...

Residents of poorer nations find greater meaning in life

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning...

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