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Keeping you up-to-date with the latest psychology research
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After nearly eight years educating and entertaining readers with his reports on the latest psychology research, our staff writer Dr Alex Fradera is leaving us to begin the next chapter of his career. And what a varied career it has already been: an…
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By Jesse Singal. Students from 35 nations estimated their countries were, in sum, responsible for 1,156.4 per cent of human history.
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By Christian Jarrett. The study's cross-sectional design means other interpretations are possible.
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By Emma Young. "My hands [felt] clean after using the app" said one participant.
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By Jesse Singal. Maybe the biggest lesson of this meta-analysis has to do with how we communicate science findings.
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By Christian Jarrett. People who feel they have answered their calling in life are more likely to thrive and prosper.
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By Alex Fradera. Toddlers recognise that the iron fist holds the most tenuous grip on power.
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By Christian Jarrett. Participants referred to evidence when reasoning about some issues, but on many others they resorted to blind faith.
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By Emma Young. A person experiencing schadenfreude tends to dehumanise the target of their gleeful feelings.
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By Jesse Singal. The psychologists' case feels a bit like arguing that people are failing to see the positive sides of our desire for fatty foods.
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