Expectancy Effects Threaten the Inferential Validity of Synchrony-Prosociality Research

We propose that the effects of synchrony on prosociality may be explicable as the result of top-down expectations invoked by placebo and experimenter effects.

Asian Men and Black Women Hold Weaker Race–Gender Associations: Evidence From the United States and China

This research explores whether race–gender associations in mouse-tracking differed across racial/ethnic groups and between cultures.

Assessing Implicit Attitudes about Androgyny

This research examines attitudes towards androgyny using a novel Implicit Association Test (IAT) that assesses implicit evaluations of gender conforming people (i.e., those who look stereotypically male or female) vs. androgynous people (i.e., those whose appearance includes a combination of masculine and feminine traits).

Infants relax in response to unfamiliar foreign lullabies

American infants relax in response to lullabies relative to non-lullabies, even when music is drawn from different cultures and sung in foreign languages.

Studying Gender Diversity

Gender identity is a core feature of human experience, yet our understanding of gender identity is shifting with broader societal changes in recognizing and understanding gender diversity. Here we discuss recent trends and upcoming directions for this burgeoning subfield.

Universality and diversity in human song

Ethnographic text and audio recordings map out universals and variation in world music.