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2013-11-19 13:07:09

Liberals tend to underestimate the amount of actual agreement among those who share their ideology, while conservatives tend to overestimate intra-group agreement.

2013-11-07 13:34:17

War experiences have a long-term effect on human psychology, shifting people's motivations toward greater equality for members of their own group.

2013-11-07 12:41:53

Companies often put a personal face on products in an attempt to reach a deeper connection with consumers.

2013-10-17 17:18:50

When financial gain depends on cooperation, we might expect that people would put aside their differences and focus on the bottom line.

2013-10-16 09:09:52

You’re only as old as you feel, or so the saying goes.

2013-10-07 12:42:57

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues.

2013-09-30 16:16:49

Boosting testosterone can promote generosity, but only when there is no threat of competition.

2013-09-24 13:15:21

Drug ads often warn of serious side effects, from nausea and bleeding to blindness, even death.

2013-09-23 11:26:09

People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much money to donate to disaster relief efforts.

2013-09-19 15:40:35

Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.