Journal of Experimental Psychology

Publisher
American Psychological Association
Country
United States U.S.A
History
1916-
Impact factor
4.74 (General) ()

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Distractions distort what's real, study suggests

We live in a world of distractions. We multitask our way through our days. We wear watches that alert us to text messages. We carry phones that buzz with breaking news.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Don't believe everything psychologists tell you about memory

Over the past couple of decades, there has been an explosion of research into "false memories," showing that our memory can be subtly altered by a variety of internal and external factors. Many psychologists think the public ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

In test of wisdom, new research favors Yoda over Spock

A person's ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterloo.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The complicated relationship between social media and depression

Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however, controversy abounds regarding their impact on mental health and ...

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Kids benefit when parents overcome math anxiety

Parents who are anxious about math can still help their children learn the subject when given the right tools, according to research from current and former University of Chicago scholars.

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.

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 ...

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