The brain is 'programmed' for learning from people we like
Why are we more inclined to form connections and take on knowledge from information presented by people we favor? This article looks at how information is delivered and how memory comes into play.
Does your community have a personality type?
Do counties and regions of countries who differ in political ideology differ in personality as well? Are people who ‘fit’ their communities healthier, happier, or more highly achieving than those who do not?
New study finds many couples around the world may share high blood pressure
High blood pressure is common in middle-aged and older adults, however, new evidence suggests many couples have high blood pressure. Does this mean couple-based approaches for high blood pressure diagnosis and management will be used in the future?
Givers to crowdfunding campaigns enjoy vicarious success
How does crowdfunding success give contributors the sense they are part of something bigger than themselves and gain a sense of ownership?
How to cope when your values clash with your co-workers'
The importance of organizations creating an environment where people feel comfortable disclosing in workplaces.
Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract
An in-depth study confirms that social, religious and other belief systems influence our attraction to others, and has important implications on further genetic reasearch.
Conservatives and liberals endorse 'values' and 'vices'
An interesting study that confirms, yet again, humans are hard wired for group loyalty above all.
Perils of not being attractive or athletic in middle school
Low attractive youth and low athletic youth became increasingly unpopular over the course of a school year.
Commonality leads to trust and acceptance
For many years, Alicia and I have been teaching and writing that commonality is one of the main drivers of both trust, acceptance and a sense of belonging to the same tribe.
Positive contact with diverse groups reduces conspiracy theories
While participants said they believed human preachers were more credible, it was still a close contest with the robots.
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