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Women Candidates Face Implicit Bias Hurdle

Volunteers taking an "implicit bias" test who were unlikely to associate images of women with leadership titles like executive or president were far less likely to vote for a woman in a race against a man of equal qualification.    

18 hours ago — Erika Beras

Combating Terrorism with Science

From the psychology of violent extremism to cracking encrypted communications, counterterrorism efforts rely on the latest scientific research

November 17, 2015

The Online Wisdom Lab (OWL)

Help researchers study changes in thinking skills, decision making and health behavior during adulthood

November 12, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Teaching Machines to Learn on Their Own

Stephen Hoover, CEO of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the revolution underway in machine learning, in which the machine eventually programs itself

November 10, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Lean In to Be Stretched Thin?

One reason for fewer women in positions of power: They have more goals in life

November 3, 2015 — Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks

Cultural Goofs Gear Up Gray Matter

People exposed to incongruent situations, such as Halloween-themed plates at a Labor Day picnic, performed better on cognitive-reasoning tests and were less likely to make impulse purchases or overeat 

October 29, 2015

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