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Aug 19, 2019 Facts and Stories: Great Stories Undermine Strong Facts

Washington, DC - Some research shows facts are better received when presented on their own. Other studies show facts are more accepted when interwoven with stories; stories can help bridge emotional connections.


Aug 07, 2019 American Liberals & Conservatives Have Different Views on Equity, Share Value of “Protestant Work Ethic”

American liberals and conservatives have different views on equity, according to a new study focusing on Moral Foundations Theory, but are not that different from each other when it comes to the “Protestant work ethic.”


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Aug 23, 2019 Does Social Media Make Us Sad, Stupid, and Narcissistic?

by Markus Appel

Scientific evidence based on hundreds of studies does not support sensationalist headlines on the perils of social media use.


Aug 22, 2019 The Illusion of the “Hot Hand” in Basketball – and among Monkeys

by Brett Pelham

Almost everyone believes in the “hot hand” in basketball. But research shows that this belief is wrong. And we are starting to uncover why this illusion is so hard to change.


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