Psychology

  1. The Thinker statue
    Psychology

    ‘Replication crisis’ spurs reforms in how science studies are done

    Redos of social sciences studies from major journals point to opportunities for improvement.

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  2. Tech

    Children may be especially vulnerable to peer pressure from robots

    Elementary school children often endorsed unanimous but inaccurate judgments made by small groups of robots.

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  3. marshmallow test
    Psychology

    Kids today are waiting longer than ever in the classic marshmallow test

    Preschoolers wait longer for extra treats than they used to. What does it mean?

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  4. young child at border
    Neuroscience

    Splitting families may end, but migrant kids’ trauma needs to be studied

    The long-term effects of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border need to be studied, scientists say.

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  5. depressed woman
    Psychology

    Phone apps are helping scientists track suicidal thoughts in real time

    Researchers are using smartphones to tap into the ups and downs of suicidal thinking that occur over hours and days, hoping to help prevent suicides.

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  6. person holding gun
    Psychology

    Gun owner or not, Americans agree on many ways to limit gun violence

    A new survey suggests that gun owners support many potential gun-control policies — now research on their efficacy needs to catch up.

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  7. language students
    Humans

    The window for learning a language may stay open surprisingly long

    A crucial period for language learning may extend well into teen years, a new study suggests.

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  8. rice and wheat farmers
    Psychology

    In China, coffee shop habits show cultural differences tied to farming

    Farming histories have shaped behavior in northern and southern China.

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  9. Parkland shooting
    Science & Society

    Why science still can’t pinpoint a mass shooter in the making

    Arguments flare over mass public shootings that remain scientifically mysterious.

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  10. brain
    Neuroscience

    How biology breaks the ‘cerebral mystique’

    The Biological Mind rejects the idea of the brain as the lone organ that makes us who we are. Our body and environment also factor in, Alan Jasanoff says.

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  11. Science & Society

    Discussing what matters when facts are not enough

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute reflects on finding common ground with science and policy.

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  12. Science & Society

    In play, kids and scientists take big mental leaps

    Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill explores the science behind children's play and how kids like to mimic the same things adults do.

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