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The psychology behind lines

Oct 19, 2012
We've all spent endless hours waiting in lines. What's the science behind it and how has the process changed?
Posted In: lines, psychology
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The psychology of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
One Harvard professor says being poor not only impacts people financially, but mentally as well
Posted In: poor, tough choices, psychology, behavioral economics
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Teaching a hard-work ethic

Jul 27, 2012
Some people are born to be hard workers. For the rest of us, don't worry -- a good work ethic can be learned.
Posted In: work ethic, psychology, kids, parenting, hard work
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How young is too young to be on Facebook?

Jun 4, 2012
In order to increase its reach, Facebook is now developing a system that would allow children under the age of 13 to play games and use the social network.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, kids, psychology
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To sleep, perchance to dream... about money

Jun 1, 2012
Psychologist Michael Lennox discusses the meaning of money in your dreams.
Posted In: dreams, psychology, Personal Finance
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The brain chemical that could make you a better worker

May 2, 2012
So we all know that some people are more motivated to work hard than others -- whether in school or at the office. But now, a new clue as to why that could be the case.
Posted In: Jobs, psychology, dopamine
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Why giving stuff away is good for business

Mar 26, 2012
Businesses sometimes give away stuff for free, but what's the pay-off? Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of reciprocity.
Posted In: psychology, free
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The psychology behind Greg Smith's op-ed

Mar 15, 2012
What kind of emotions and thoughts lie behind a high-profile resignation?
Posted In: mid-day extra, Goldman Sachs, psychology, corporate
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Wealth and the empathy problem

Feb 28, 2012
The finance world is bored of acting somber, and a new study finds that the wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.
Posted In: wealthy, psychology
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How much should I spend? Well, show me a number first.

Jan 16, 2012
Behavioral economist Nick Epley at the University of Chicago tells us what "price anchoring" is -- and how numbers influence our judgment.
Posted In: psychology, spending, advertising

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