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Apr 24, 2019 Policies Valuing Cultural Diversity Improve Minority Students’ Sense of Belonging

Psychology researchers exploring the belonging and achievement of middle school students found valuing cultural diversity reduces achievement gaps over the course of a year, while policies that favor colorblindness and assimilation led to wider achievement gaps.

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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 25, 2019 LGBT People Who Deny Discrimination are Happier and Healthier?

by Alexandra Suppes

Looking at prejudice toward one’s group through rose-colored glasses can have beneficial effects.

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Apr24
Apr 24, 2019 Why Does Joe Biden Touch People So Much and Why Do We Care?

by Shira Gabriel

Former Vice President Joe Biden has always been a physically affectionate man, but recently that touching has become controversial.  We turn to experts in social and personality psychology to help us understand what is going on.

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