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Washington, DC - Timing is everything, goes a popular phrase, and this is also true for relationships. As Valentine’s Day approaches, social psychologists from Purdue University offer new research showing that a person’s commitment readiness is a good predictor of relationship success.
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Portland, OR - Conversations are fundamental to relationships and wellbeing, but they often leave people feeling anxious, uncertain, and socially excluded.
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Portland, Oregon - Good and evil may spring from the human mind, but new research reveals how they extend beyond humans to the artificial and supernatural. Good Ghosts on the Mountains, Evil Spirits in the Caves
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An amusing commercial shows someone having a bad day, and how that person’s mood affects each person down the line, with more bad moods. This emotional “contagion” may be a real-world phenomenon, and it appears that what we experience online can have a similar effect.
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Using variations of the “trolley-dilemma” where people choose who to save or not save others in a hypothetical situation, social psychologists show that for certain groups, under certain conditions in a hypothetical scenario, having an anglicized name means you’re more likely to be saved than
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Washington, DC - People with sadistic personality traits tend to be aggressive, but only enjoy their aggressive acts if it harms their victims.

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