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Controlling the Unconscious: Attentional Task Sets Modulate Subliminal Semantic and Visuomotor Processes Differentially
Ulla Martens, Ulrich Ansorge, and Markus Kiefer
Unconscious processing can be affected by how a person’s attention is focused…

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.
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Are we more — or less — moral than we think?

A study by Rimma Teper, Michael Inzlicht, and Elizabeth Page-Gould of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) on human morality has just been published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science.
The study…

Are we more — or less — moral than we think?

If asked whether we’d steal, most of us would say no. Would we try to save a drowning person? That depends — perhaps on our fear of big waves. Much research has explored the ways we make moral decisions. But in the clinch, when the opportunity aris…

Got a goal?: A helpful partner isn’t always helpful

You might think that a loving partner helps keep you on track — say, when you want to stick to your jogging or concentrate on your studies. But a new study in Psychological Science, a publication of the Association of Psychological Science, reports…

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