Paving the way for conversation on race

An increasing number of white Americans agree that the "nation needs to make changes to achieve racial equality," according to a 2015 Pew Research Center report. However, many also say they avoid talking about bias with blacks ...

Spoiler alert—spoilers make you enjoy stories more

This story is going to be spoiled right from the beginning, but don't worry. According to research by UC San Diego psychology professor Nicholas Christenfeld, spoilers don't ruin a story: They make you enjoy it even more.

Why some people oppose same-sex marriage

Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A UCLA psychology study published online today in the journal Psychological Science concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous ...

Seeing exemplary peer work can undermine student performance

From academic honors to "employee of the month" awards, we are regularly exposed to and made aware of the exemplary performance of others. Many believe such recognition not only acknowledges the individual but also motivates ...

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