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Lausanne, Switzerland - In a series of studies, social psychologists show that educational tracking – grouping students based on their achievement levels - encourages evaluators to artificially create social class inequalities.
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Washington, DC - When it comes to making new friends, status symbols actually repel people from making friends with us, according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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Washington, DC - Contrary to a widely-held view in psychology and other fields of research, belief in free will appears to be unrelated to moral behavior.
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Snapshot People are often more swayed by stories than by research evidence. For example, people often ignore evidence-based recommendations about how frequently to get screened for cervical and breast cancer.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — When narcissistic individuals are able to imagine themselves in a victim’s situation, they are more likely to donate to charity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.