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Thinking Enjoyable Thoughts is Hard

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Would you rather be alone with your thoughts—free to conjure up any wonderful thing you can imagine—or do almost anything else?

Closing the Belonging and Achievement Gaps for Minority Students

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Policies that embrace rather than ignore diversity provide the best outcomes for minority students.

How do the Past and the Future Influence Your Present Self?

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Nations differ in the extent to which their residents feel that the future and the past are close to the present. This temporal focus is related to many important outcomes, from the emotional to the economic.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 24, 2018

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This week: Two different perspectives on growth mindset interventions and more coverage of the bot hoopla. See what else you may have missed online.

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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI November 17, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look.
 
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A Winning Face Depends on the Culture of the Voter

A recent social psychology study shines a light on how cultural differences affect what voters judge and value most in the facial appearance of potential leaders.

Babies Named for Fathers But Not Mothers Reflect U.S. Cultural Ideologies

From Cal Ripkin, Jr., to MLK to Robert Downey, Jr., finding men named after their fathers is easy. Children named after men in the family – with so-called patronyms – are common around the world. But what about matronymns – names for a mother or grandmother?

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