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Saying No To Treatment

People are more likely to refuse treatment for mental disorders, or end their treatment early, when they are offered only psychotropic drugs instead of psychotherapy, finds a meta-analysis in Psychotherapy. Researchers analyzed 186 studies of patients seeking help for...

Perceptual Bias

Many people perceive young black men to be larger and more physically threatening than similarly sized young white men, finds a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In a series of seven experiments, researchers showed more...

NEW PRESCHOOL RESEARCH

Research Topic 1:Contagious Personality Preschool children become more similar to their closest playmates over time, finds a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers observed 53 three and four year-olds over the course of a school...

Gifted Children Skipping Grades

Gifted students can benefit from skipping grades (“acceleration”) and from being grouped with peers with similar skills (“ability grouping”), finds a meta-analysis in the Review of Educational Research. Researchers reviewed 125 studies on acceleration and 172 on ability grouping,...