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All it takes is a smile (for some guys)

Does she or doesn't she...? Sexual cues are ambiguous, and confounding. We—especially men—often read them wrong. A new study hypothesizes that the men who get it wrong might be the ones that evolution has favored. ...

Dec 13, 2011
popularity 3.4 / 5 (29) | comments 3 | with audio podcast

Income disparity makes people unhappy

Many economists and sociologists have warned of the social dangers of a wide gap between the richest and everyone else. Now, a new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Jun 13, 2011
popularity 3.6 / 5 (17) | comments 204 | with audio podcast

Teaching the neurons to meditate

In the late 1990s, Jane Anderson was working as a landscape architect. That meant she didn't work much in the winter, and she struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the dreary Minnesota winter months. ...

Jul 07, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (12) | comments 2 | with audio podcast

The perils of 'bite-size' science

Short, fast, and frequent: Those 21st-century demands on publication have radically changed the news, politics, and culture—for the worse, many say. Now an article in January's Perspectives on Psychological Science, a jour ...

Dec 28, 2011
popularity 4.7 / 5 (11) | comments 34 | with audio podcast

Is there a hidden bias against creativity?

CEOs, teachers, and leaders claim they want creative ideas to solve problems. But creative ideas are rejected all the time. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Nov 18, 2011
popularity 4.9 / 5 (10) | comments 12 | with audio podcast

Being ignored hurts, even by a stranger

(Medical Xpress) -- Feeling like you’re part of the gang is crucial to the human experience. All people get stressed out when we’re left out. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Associ ...

Jan 25, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (9) | comments 22 | with audio podcast