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How accurate is our memory?

Cast your mind back to an experience from your past. For example, the last time you ate dinner at a restaurant. Take a minute or two to recall as many details as you can – who you were with, where you sat, any stray recollections... click to read more

  • Nicholas B. Diamond | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Views 678
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 25, 2021
Can placebos make you feel better?

Imagine you are feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. You go to your doctor and ask for ways to manage these feelings. Instead of giving you anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication, which has many side effects, they tell you about a new treatment option: taking a placebo... click to read more

  • Darwin A. Guevarra | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Ethan Kross | Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Jason S. Moser | Professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Views 846
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 17, 2021
Damping bad memories to live without concerns

Ask yourself – how honest can you be? Have you ever lied in your life? In criminal matters, accused people often claim that they do not remember some details of a crime to mitigate their responsibility. Ethically speaking, people usually wish to be moral but... click to read more

  • Fabio Galeotti | Professor at CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence, GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Charlotte Saucet | Professor at Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
  • Marie Claire Villeval | Professor at CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence, GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
Views 310
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 12, 2021
College roommates influence each other’s political ideology

Universities have become an important front in America's "culture war." Today, many conservatives are deeply skeptical of–or even hostile to–institutions of higher learning. Pundits and politicians on the political right routinely accuse colleges and universities of "indoctrinating" students into "leftist" political ideologies. And while prior... click to read more

  • Logan Strother | Assistant Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Views 343
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Aug 5, 2021
Relationship partners are valued by the brain region that also values other goods

When your friend spends a long period of time listening to your problems, how do you feel? You may come to feel closer to the friend than before or consider them a more dependable friend. Apart from such subjective feelings, evolutionary psychologists assume that what... click to read more

  • Yohsuke Ohtsubo | Professor at Department of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Views 303
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 3, 2021