Psychology

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Moral judgments about an activity’s COVID-19 risk can lead people astray

What do you think was riskier during the pre-vaccine days of the pandemic: having your lonely parents over for dinner or going...

Playing brain training games regularly doesn’t boost brainpower

It’s an attractive idea: By playing online problem-solving, matching and other games for a few minutes a day, people can improve such...

A simple exercise on belonging helps black college students years later

A simple, one-hour exercise that helps black students feel like they belong in college can pay off. Even a decade later, students...

Are researchers asking the right questions to prevent mass shootings?

Two decades ago, two students opened fire at Colorado’s Columbine High School, killing 12 of their classmates and a teacher before turning...

Bad moods could be contagious among ravens

Here’s a downer: Pessimism seems contagious among ravens. But positivity? Not so much. When ravens saw fellow birds’ responses...