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Brain-to-Brain Synchrony Between Students and Teachers Predicts Learning 

Monitoring of students' brain activity shows that brain-to-brain synchrony (or "getting on the same wavelength") is predictive of learning outcomes.
23-May-2023 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Conspiracy Theorists May Not Always Think Rationally, but They Don’t Generally Believe Contradictory Claims

It’s easy to characterize conspiracy theorists as people who will believe just about anything. However, it’s not true that conspiracy theorists commonly believe contradictory conspiracies, such as the claim that Diana, Princess of Wales, both...
11-May-2023 5:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Presenting Information About Mental Health in a Second Language Could Help Counter Cultural Norms Against Treatment 

Bilingual people from cultural backgrounds in which mental health is a particularly taboo topic may be more likely to support treatment when they hear information in their second language.
25-Apr-2023 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Women’s Childhood Symptoms of Disordered Eating Predict Symptoms in Adulthood

The majority of research on disordered eating has focused on the experiences of white women, contributing to the myth that eating disorders don’t affect Black women, according to researcher Jordan E. Parker (University of California, Los Angeles)....
12-Apr-2023 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lonely People’s Divergent Thought Processes May Contribute to Feeling “Alone in a Crowded Room”

Lonely individuals’ neural responses differ from those of other people, suggesting that seeing the world differently may be a risk factor for loneliness regardless of friendships.
30-Mar-2023 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Want More Generous Children? Show Them Awe-inspiring Art

Research is the first to demonstrate that awe-eliciting art can spark prosociality in children as young as 8 years old, motivating them to set aside their own concerns to focus on others. Awe also has physical benefits for children.
16-Mar-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diversity Training for Police Officers: One-and-Done Efforts Aren't Enough

New research explores the reasons for, and antidotes to, persistent racial disparities in policing, despite police departments’ repeated investments in bias-training programs.
6-Mar-2023 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Self-Taught Vocabulary of Homesigning Deaf Children Supports Universal Constraints on Language

Thousands of languages spoken throughout the world draw on many of the same fundamental linguistic abilities and reflect universal aspects of how humans categorize events. Some aspects of language may also be universal to people who create their own...
2-Mar-2023 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Littlest Linguists: New Research on Language Development

How do children learn language, and how is language related to other cognitive and social skills? Psychological scientists have researched these questions for many decades. Here’s a look at some recent research (2020–2021) on language...
1-Sep-2021 3:55 PM EDT

APS Backgrounder Series: Psychology and COVID-19

Through an ongoing series of backgrounders, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) is exploring many of the psychological factors that can help the public understand and collectively combat the spread of COVID-19. Each backgrounder...
30-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT

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