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2014-02-04 11:34:19

Scientists have found that people who feel powerless actually see the world differently, and find a task to be more physically challenging than those with a greater sense of personal and social power. Eun Hee Lee - a researcher working with Dr Simone Schnall at Cambridge's Department of Psychology - carried out a series of tests in which volunteers were surreptitiously surveyed about their own social power, then asked to lift boxes of varying weights and guess how heavy they were. Those...

2008-11-30 13:46:32

Individuals who wash their hands before making judgments tend to offer more lenient rulings, a study at a British university has found. Psychologist Dr, Simone Schnall of the University of Plymouth said his study focused on 44 people, half of whom were asked to wash their hands, who were asked to rate various actions on a morality scale, The Daily Mail said Saturday. The study's 44 participants were shown the heroin addict-themed film Trainspotting before being asked for their judgments,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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