Our social judgments reveal a tension between morals and statistics

People make statistically-informed judgments about who is more likely to hold particular professions even though they criticize others for the same behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “People don’t like it when someone uses group averages to make judgments about…

How US children and teens die: Study reveals the widespread and persistent role of firearms: The No. 2 cause of death hasn’t changed much in 17 years, while prevention efforts cut the death rate from No. 1 cause — motor vehicle accidents — in half

America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016 — 60 percent of them to preventable injuries, a new study shows. More than 4,000 of them died in motor vehicle crashes, though prevention efforts and better trauma care have cut the death rate of young people from such crashes in half…