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Partners' company helps us stay connected during pandemic
The epidemic of loneliness and social separation preceded the COVID-19 pandemic. Does household size, video calls with friends and family, working outside the home or being in the company of one’s children or pets make a difference in our feelings of social connectedness?
The market advantage of a feminine brand name
The number of syllables in a name, which syllable is stressed, and the ending sound, all convey masculine or feminine gender. People automatically associate name length, stress, and ending sound with men’s or women’s names because most people’s names follow certain rules.
Why are we biased against people who look different?
Understanding the psychology of the human bias against facial anomalies can help in the design of interventions to educate the public about the social burdens shouldered by people who look different.
Not all banking crises involve panics
A banking crisis is often seen as a self-fulfilling prophecy: the expectation of bank failure makes it happen. But many banking crises are quieter: even without customers panicking, banks can suffer losses serious enough to create subsequent economy-wide downturns.
Managing COVID Anxiety
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
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