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Latest Association for Psychological Science Stories

hand size
2014-09-30 03:00:04

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it’s magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual “ruler” to measure the world around us.

education preschool
2014-07-26 04:59:39

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

social conformity effect
2014-05-25 05:58:06

Even the most independent person sometimes finds his or her opinions changing in the presence of peer pressure, but new research reveals that there is an expiration date for the effects of social influence.

2014-04-11 10:19:41

Why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first?

2014-04-01 15:18:27

An educational intervention program for children between kindergarten and 10th grade, known as Fast Track, reduces aggressive behavior later in life.

2014-03-06 13:11:49

Just like adults, children as young as 3 tend to judge an individual’s character traits, such as trustworthiness and competence, simply by looking at the person’s face.

2014-01-21 10:58:57

Struggling to remember information presented months earlier is a source of anxiety for students the world over.

2014-01-07 14:08:44

Practice alone doesn't make perfect, but learning can be optimized if you practice in the right way.

2013-12-18 13:51:00

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

2013-12-02 10:16:42

Looking back on a nation's past can prompt action that leads to a greener future.


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