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Some Jobs May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

A longitudinal study finds that a challenging job may hold long-term benefits for memory and cognitive skills as people age. ... More>


Inside Out: Behind-the-Scenes Science With Dacher Keltner, PhD


Where We Live Affects Our Bias Against Mixed-Race Individuals

Whites living in areas with low racial diversity have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals, which correlates with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals. ... More>


Observer Article

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>