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Receptivity to Nonsense Varies across the Political Spectrum

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The link between people’s political views and how likely they are to fall for nonsense is more complicated than previously thought.

Bias in Detecting the Strength of Emotions

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When does a sad face not look so sad? When the person is a member of a different ethnic group.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 21, 2018

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Why do we avoid chores, how do we deal with people we don't like, and more gift advice ahead in this final roundup of 2018.

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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI November 2, 2018

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On the eve of Election Day, a look at how to be a better voter and the science behind hate speech. See what else you may have missed online.

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Why We Can't Accurately Judge Our Friends' Behavior

There is no such thing as objectivity when it comes to your friends: According to a new study, people evaluate their friends' behavior more positively than do strangers, regardless of actual performance on a series of tasks.

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