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COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: Who Believes These Bonkers Stories?

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A world-wide study takes a look at the kinds of people who tend to believe conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

More Stigma Leads to Worse Physical Health

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We know that people who are stigmatized experience poorer health. But why?

Our Furry Best Friends Offer Us More than Companionship

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It’s often said that dogs are our best friends. They may also be a key to a longer life.

Does Being Religious Put People at Greater Risk of COVID-19?

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All else being equal, religious people have better health outcomes than less religious people. But being at risk for COVID-19 may be a troubling exception to this rule.

How a Disagreement from 16 Years Ago Can Affect Your Health Today

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Although marriage often enhances people’s health, how and when partners argue with their spouses can have negative health consequences.

Psychology of Coronavirus

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Could coronavirus inspire prejudice toward Asian Americans? Perhaps our behavioral immune system is to blame.

Public Health Messages About Losing Weight Can Have Undesired Effects

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Many health experts say that diets don’t work in the long run, but this message may have unintended consequences.

How We Can “See” a New Way to Exercise Faster, Better, and More Often

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A trick of the eye can get you to the finish line faster. Research uncovers a technique for better exercise

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 13, 2019

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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