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Empathy – defined broadly as the capacity to recognise, feel and/or react compassionately to others’ emotional states – has a tradition of being conceptualised positively. Manifold societal movements seek to encourage a culture of empathic...

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This week: deep dives on micro-cheating, personality types and the 'real you.' See what else you may have...

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Science in Society

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Yuval Feldman, the Mori Lazarof Professor of Legal Research at Bar-Ilan University Law School in Israel, recently published...

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Science in Society

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In the last 30 years, the behavioral community has documented a myriad of quirks of altruism: we display...

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This week saw the passing of two greats in the field: John Darley and Walter Mischel. See what...

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