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Am I safe here?: How people with HIV/AIDS perceive hidden prejudices...

People in marginalized groups, such as the disabled or racial minorities, feel stigmatized -- condemned, feared, or excluded -- when other people stigmatize them. That's obvious. But they can also feel stigma when nobody blatantly discriminates agai...

Mean girls and queen bees: Females threatened by social exclusion will...

Many studies have suggested that males tend to be more physically and verbally aggressive than females. According to a new study, to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, it may not be the cas...

People neglect who they really are when predicting their own future...

Humans are notoriously bad at predicting their future happiness. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that part of the reason for these mispredictions lies in failing to rec...

People in jobs traditionally held by the other sex are judged...

In these modern times, people can have jobs that weren't traditionally associated with their genders. Men are nurses; women are CEOs. A new study examines perceptions of people in high-powered jobs and finds that they're likely to be judged more har...

Not so fast — sex differences in the brain are overblown

People love to speculate about differences between the sexes, and neuroscience has brought a new technology to this pastime. Brain imaging studies are published at a great rate, and some report sex differences in brain structure or patterns of neura...

Eye movements reveal readers’ wandering minds

It's not just you…everybody zones out when they're reading. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists recorded eye movements during reading and found that the eyes keep mo...

Study suggests oxytocin makes people trusting, but not gullible

Oxytocin (OT) is a hormone that plays an important role in social behavior -- it has even been nicknamed "the love hormone" and "liquid trust." Increased levels of OT have been associated with greater caring, generosity, and trust. But does OT incre...

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