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Why We Pass Some Cars, Follow Others

On the highway, drivers are more likely to follow slow-moving expensive cars, and to pass cheaper-looking vehicles, a study shows. ... More>


Personal Judgments Are Swayed by Group Opinion, but Only for 3 Days

People change their own personal judgments so that they fall in line with the group norm, but the change only seems to last about 3 days, researchers find. ... More>


How Do Social Pressures Tip Our Ethical Balancing Acts?

What happens when someone asks you to do something unethical? Will your moral standards balance out any qualms you have about just saying no? ... More>