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Bright lights breed stronger emotions

The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first. A...

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...

Why do people behave badly? Maybe it’s just too easy

TORONTO, ON -- Many people say they wouldn't cheat on a test, lie on a job application or refuse to help a person in need. But what if the test answers fell into your lap and cheating didn't require any work on your part? If you didn't have to f...

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