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Apr 17, 2019 Logical Reasoning: An Antidote or a Poison for Political Disagreement?

Washington, DC - Star Trek’s Spock would not be surprised: People are “illogical.” New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people’s ability to think lo

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Apr 15, 2019 Celebrity Fat Shaming Has Ripple Effects on Women’s Implicit Anti-Fat Attitudes

Washington, DC and Montreal, Quebec - Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance—indeed, celebrity “fat-shaming” is a fairly regular pop-cultural phenomenon.  Although we might assume that these c

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Apr 22, 2019 Embrace Conflict: Affectionate Touch Improves Couple Conflict

by Brittany Jakubiak

The simple act of touching one another when arguing can reduce stress and facilitate constructive ways of dealing with disagreements.

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Apr 19, 2019 Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI April 19, 2019

From willpower to a new flurry of posts on our blog, check out what you might have missed this week. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider?

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