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July 30 - August 5

It's the dog days of summer. Plop down and read about election likeability, kids' sports, knee-jerk partisanship, and more. Cover Image: Brian A. Jackson/Shutterstock
From Rejection to Revenge

From Rejection to Revenge

By Psychology Today Editorial Staff
Rejection may trigger everyday acts of fraud.
If the Anchor Likes You So Do I: Likability Is Electability

Likability Is Electability

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D.
If the news anchor likes you, then so do I.
Beyond Knee-Jerk Partisanship? Clinton, Trump, and Speeches

Beyond Knee-Jerk Partisanship?

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
Clinton, Trump, and speeches
4 Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance

4 Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
New research on how forgiveness can actually benefit you.
Kids’ Sports as a Window Into Human Nature

A Window Into Human Nature

By Glenn Geher Ph.D.
Three evolved traits can make sport parents turn to the dark side.
Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

By Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, Ph.D. and Abigail Marsh, Ph.D.
An introduction to altruism in the world and in the lab
3 Data-Driven, Practical Tips for Writing Well

3 Data-Driven, Practical Tips for Writing Well

By Sarah Cotterill, PhD
Writing is about getting ideas in your head into someone else's head.
The Psychology of Our Post-Factual Presidential Election

Our Post-Factual Presidential Election

By David Ropeik
A small fuss over a mistaken lapel pin explains a lot about how we vote.