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Psychological traits, such as personality and well-being, are spatially and regionally clustered within cities, states, countries, and the world.
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Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Four researchers will be discussing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences.
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It might be a lucky pair of socks, or a piece of jewelry; whatever the item, many people turn to a superstition or lucky charm to help achieve a goal. For instance, you used a specific avatar to win a game and now you see that avatar as lucky.
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More communication among individuals is occurring online, and often between individuals who do not know each other offline. Researchers at York University are looking to understand the potential impressions and their limitations of those we meet in a digital context.
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Gift exchanges can reveal how people think about others, what they value and enjoy, and how they build and maintain relationships.
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There has been a growing concern that modern society is increasingly lonely.

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