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Comparing the spending habits and personality traits of over 2100 people over the Christmas season, personality psychology researchers found significant relationships between spending amounts over the holiday season and specific personality traits.
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Students who are focused on long term goals maximize their college experience by engaging in “strategic indulgence,” according to new research being published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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Lausanne, Switzerland - In a series of studies, social psychologists show that educational tracking – grouping students based on their achievement levels - encourages evaluators to artificially create social class inequalities.
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Washington, DC - When it comes to making new friends, status symbols actually repel people from making friends with us, according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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Washington, DC - Contrary to a widely-held view in psychology and other fields of research, belief in free will appears to be unrelated to moral behavior.
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Snapshot People are often more swayed by stories than by research evidence. For example, people often ignore evidence-based recommendations about how frequently to get screened for cervical and breast cancer.

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