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Thinking about our science

For those who haven’t kept up to date with the recent published papers, blog posts, and media reports on the state of psychological science and social psychology in particular, I strongly recommend Brent Roberts’ blog post: Roberts, B. W. (2012).…

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When Neutral is Harmful

Emotion researchers often examine the divergent effects of two or more emotions on behavior. Such research designs involve inducing emotion states in groups of participants and comparing the average response on a behavioral measure across groups. For example, one might…

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Expert seeking babies!

4-year olds take into account someone’s expertise (i.e., their previous success) when choosing whom to copy (Einav & Robinson, 2011), which is consistent with previous work showing 12-month-old infants preferentially look toward experts when seeking information (Stenberg, 2009). We already…

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