Psychology

  1. Science & Society

    In science, a lack of replication shouldn’t kill your reputation

    The proof is science is when a study is replicated. When it’s not, do scientists suffer? A new study says researchers may overestimate the negative effects.

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  2. child handing another child a donut
    Psychology

    Culture shapes sense of fairness

    Culture shapes kids’ sense of fairness, especially when they get the short end of the stick.

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  3. cocaine
    Psychology

    Caffeine gives cocaine an addictive boost

    Not only is it popular to “cut” cocaine with caffeine, the combination might be more addictive.

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  4. cheese board
    Psychology

    No, cheese is not just like crack

    Recent news reports claimed that a study shows cheese is addictive. But the facts behind the research show cheese and crack have little in common.

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  5. Dancers performing Swan Lake
    Anthropology

    Synchronized dancing boosts pain tolerance

    Dancing in sync to high energy routines increase pain tolerance and helps people bond as a group, a study suggests.

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  6. students studying around a table
    Psychology

    Views on bias can be biased

    When presented with a study showing bias against women, male scientists are more inclined to nitpick the results. But a little intervention can go a long way toward gender equality in science.

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  7. soft hands
    Psychology

    People find the skin of others’ softer than their own

    Humans perceive other peoples’ skin as softer and smoother than their own because touch is important in social bonding, researchers suggest.

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  8. man behind counter serving coffee
    Science & Society

    Why enforced ‘service with a smile’ should be banned

    If management wants workers to maintain false cheer, those workers should be trained, supported and compensated for the emotional labor, a new review suggests.

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  9. stack papers
    Psychology

    Psychology results evaporate upon further review

    Less than half of psychology findings get reproduced on second tries, a study finds.

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  10. Wikipedia page
    Science & Society

    Contentious science topics on Wikipedia subject to editing mischief

    Global warming and other politically charged issues are prime targets for sabotage on Wikipedia.

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  11. marmoset parent and child
    Psychology

    Baby marmosets imitate parents’ sounds

    Vocal learning may work similarly in marmoset monkeys, songbirds and humans.

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  12. soldiers at checkpoints
    Psychology

    Decision tree for soldiers could reduce civilian deaths

    A new, three-part decision formula may help soldiers save civilians’ lives.

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