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Apr 17, 2019 Logical Reasoning: An Antidote or a Poison for Political Disagreement?

Washington, DC - Star Trek’s Spock would not be surprised: People are “illogical.” New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people’s ability to think lo

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Apr 15, 2019 Celebrity Fat Shaming Has Ripple Effects on Women’s Implicit Anti-Fat Attitudes

Washington, DC and Montreal, Quebec - Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance—indeed, celebrity “fat-shaming” is a fairly regular pop-cultural phenomenon.  Although we might assume that these c

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Apr 17, 2019 Why Do People Mourn Celebrities?

by Shira Gabriel

Why do celebrities dying lead to so much sadness? Experts explain six reasons why we mourn for people we have never met!

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Apr 17, 2019 Does Power Corrupt? How Powerful People React in Moral Dilemmas

by Alexandra Fleischmann

Being in a position of power can influence moral decisions, but not in the way you think.

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