Parents exhibit what psychologists call ‘in-group favoritism.’
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If parents prefer to associate with other parents, what does that mean for people who have decided against having kids?
Overconfidence about their political knowledge is common among Americans.
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Many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do. That overconfidence can thwart democratic politics.
There’s an interesting evolutionary benefit for some women if the consequences of casual sex are high.
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Some reasons people oppose abortion seem to be at odds with other positions they hold. Evolutionary social science points to a surprising motivation for anti-abortion attitudes.
Consumer decisions could play a critical role in dealing with climate change. A study gauging perceptions was published May 13, 2021.
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A large-scale survey asked people exactly that. One use of recycled carbon dioxide stood out.
During the pandemic, exercise classes and groups need to take social distancing guidelines into account.
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Your most important piece of exercise gear may be the friends you buddy up with to work out.
Gustav Klimt’s ‘Death and Life’ suggests the way many people are unaware of death’s ever-present influence.
It’s human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values?
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?
In the wake of Trump’s proposed transgender military ban, new research highlights the potential for entertainment –more than news coverage – to open minds on even the most polarizing issues.
How you package the information matters.
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Are we in a race against climate change? Or is it a war? How does thinking of the past or the future affect your support for the science? Researchers are learning how metaphors and context matter.
How does feeling you inhabit a body different than your own affect your racial biases?
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In 1959, John Howard Griffin, a white American writer, underwent medical treatments to change his skin appearance and present himself as a black man. He then traveled through the segregated US south to…
Newly-weds’ gut-level feeling about their partner are more likely to predict an unhappy marriage than what they say their…