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Maya Sen’s study suggests that the American Bar Association’s sometimes-controversial ratings could be tilted against minorities and women.
Richard Ryan and his coauthors find that if you press someone’s competencies, they’ll become more aggressive—regardless of the game.
Gerald Gamm and his co-author find that infighting undermines large cities in state legislatures.
Discussing five movies about relationships over a month could cut the three-year divorce rate for newlyweds in half, report Ronald Roggee and his team.
Lynda Powell’s prize-winning book about the influence of campaign contributions in state legislatures lays the foundation for more research.
Screenings and short-term, relationship-focused therapy can relieve depression among minority mothers, Sheree Toth and her team find.
Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its political legacy endures.
Andrew Elliot is awarded the 2013 Diener Award for his contributions to the field of personality psychology. He researches approach and avoidance motivation.