Journal of Experimental Psychology

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lying in a foreign language is easier

It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists of the University of W├╝rzburg investigated why that is so.

Psychology & Psychiatry

In the brain, dislike and dehumanization are not the same thing

During the past week, the news has brought us difficult images and sounds: Migrant and refugee children huddled in steel cages. Children and parents wailing as they are torn apart by American agents. Detention buses filled ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The role of physical environment in the 'broken windows' theory

For decades, the influential "broken windows" theory has linked signs of petty crime to bigger problems in a neighborhood. Largely left out of such discussions, however, is the role simple perceptual features in physical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Behaviour is considered more moral the more common it is

Is it less wrong to avoid tax if everyone else is doing it? A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates that our view of what is morally right or wrong is shaped by how widespread a particular behaviour is. The results, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do speakers of different languages hear music differently?

Neuroscientists have been wondering whether the distortions in the way we perceive foreign languages related to our knowledge of our mother tongue also characterize how we perceive non-linguistic sounds (e.g., music). A new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Criminal behavior linked to thinking about risk, study finds

A new study shows a difference between how risk is cognitively processed by self-reported law-abiding citizens and self-reported lawbreakers, allowing researchers to better view and understand the criminal mind.

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