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We Need to Rethink the Way We Treat Ex-Prisoners

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The size of the social network of former prisoners affects their well-being, but not in the way you probably expect.

Entitled People - What to Expect and How to Deal With Them

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Entitlement has many negative consequences, but there are also some positive sides to being entitled.

Your Present Self is Your Best Future Self, According to New Research

Predicting similarity over time is strongly related to happiness later on in life according to new study appearing in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 8, 2019

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People’s Notions of a Perfect Life are Surprisingly Modest

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When I was a kid I was always fascinated by genie-in-the-bottle scenarios, where people could choose three wishes. It’s a question that’s exciting but also weirdly stressful to ponder. If there were no limits to how you lived your life – if you could have for yourself whatever you wanted - what would you choose?

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