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From Our Pets to Our Plates: The Psychology of Eating Animals

We love animals, caring for some as if they were members of our families, and yet we eat animals, too. Researchers explore the psychological underpinnings of this so-called "meat paradox." ... More>


The Taxman Cometh: Science Explains Why Some Pay and Others Evade

Millions of Americans are making a mad dash to file their taxes by the April 15th deadline — but some aren't. Researchers explore the factors that motivate people to pay, or not pay, their taxes. ... More>


From Failing to Fortune

A technique called systematic reflection can promote learning from our failures, but also from our successes, too ... More>


Got a Dollar? You May Be Happier if You Spend it on Someone Else

A boost to income can increase happiness to a certain degree, but accumulating research suggests how you spend your money may be equally important as the amount you have. ... More>


What’s Love Got to Do With It?

While the romantics among us may not like to hear it, evidence suggests that some of our most important relationship decisions are based on common judgment and decision making strategies. ... More>