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Investigating Social Contagion With Digital Tools

Accumulating research provides evidence for a provocative idea that certain behaviors — such as smoking and eating habits — are contagious. Data suggest that we’re influenced not only by the behavior of our friends, family, and acquaintances, but also by the behavior of the people they know, and so on. How do these behaviors diffuse through a series of social connections? ... More>


Rumor has it: Gossip can actually be good for you


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NASA Exercise: Ranking Survival Objects for the Moon

NASA Exercise Instructions Group members should be instructed to rank the objects individually (–10 min) and then in groups (15 min.). In the group part of the exercise, all groups […]... More>


Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, but new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens' propensity to engage in risky behavior. ... More>


6th International Self-Determination Theory Conference

The 6th International Self-Determination Theory (SDT) Conference will take place from June 2–5, 2016, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with poster submissions being accepted until February 1. Thefirst day (June […]... More>