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Why We See Guns That Aren’t There.

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was carrying a weapon.

July 27, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

“What else can you expect from a crappo?”

I’m back at the BPS Research Digest today, with my second of three guest posts this week on recent social psychological research. My second post is on a recent paper published by P.J.

April 30, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes?

This weekend marked the opening of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest installment in the wildly successful X-Men movie franchise. For those who are unfamiliar with the X-Men series, the stories revolve around groups of ‘mutants,’ super-powered beings who supposedly represent the next stage in human evolution and whose powers run the gamut from [...]

May 24, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Science in the Abstract: Don't Judge a Study by its Cover

A competition for attention lies at the heart of the scientific enterprise. And the abstract is its “blurb.” A scientific abstract is a summary used to attract readers to an article and to get a piece of research accepted for a conference presentation.

May 12, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

The Pitfalls of Disease Prevention Strategies

Act I: An ounce of “prevention.” “Prevention is better than cure.” Aphorisms like this go back a long way. And most of our dramatic triumphs against disease come from prevention: clean water, making roads and workplaces safer, antiseptic routines in hospital, reducing smoking, immunization, stemming the spread of HIV.

March 23, 2014 — Hilda Bastian
Biomedical research: Believe it or not?

Biomedical research: Believe it or not?

It’s not often that a research article barrels down the straight toward its one millionth view.Thousands of biomedical papers are publishedevery day.

December 16, 2013 — Hilda Bastian

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