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Before Facebook, there was Tuskegee and Milgram

Jul 3, 2014
How research ethics rules came to be. Dramatically.
Posted In: Facebook, research, psychology

How the recession shaped a more humble generation

May 30, 2014
A new study says that individuals who grow up during a recession temper traits of narcissism.
Posted In: millennials, narcissism, psychology
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Final Note: Peak Embarrassed

May 16, 2014
We reach our highest level of embarrassment at a pretty young age in life.
Posted In: psychology

Snobby salespeople sell more luxury goods

May 16, 2014
Customers are more likely to buy luxury goods from rude, snooty, or aloof salespeople.
Posted In: psychology, Retail

Avatar therapy helps adults feel more like children

Jul 29, 2013
A research team working at the University of Barcelona has found that when adults are represented by child avatars in a virtual world, they act more like children.
Posted In: Avatar, psychology, spain

Money: The myth we all believe in

Jul 12, 2013
Those pieces of paper we call cash only have value because we all believe they do. So, why does our collective faith in money actually work?
Posted In: Money, dollar bill, psychology

Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

Jun 20, 2013
A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.
Posted In: Health, mental health, psychology, avatars

How colors and music influence your decisions

Mar 25, 2013
A new book explores how our environment -- everything from colors to music to weather -- affects our decision-making.
Posted In: psychology, decision

Why we follow trends (even bad ones)

Mar 6, 2013
One marketing professor's look at why some foods, music and names enter the zeitgeist, while other things don't.
Posted In: trends, yogurt, psychology

When negative is positive: Freakonomics on feedback

Mar 6, 2013
Sure, we all like to hear compliments. But if you’re truly looking to get better at something, criticism is what will get you there.
Posted In: freakonomics, psychology

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