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Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group, according to a new study in Psychological Science. ... More>
Thinking about death can cause us to feel a sort of existential angst that isn’t attributable to a specific source. Now, new research suggests that acetaminophen, an over-the-counter pain medication, may help to reduce this existential pain. ... More>
I know an artist who has a special interest in holes. He laboriously sculpts geometric holes in the earth, and then recreates them elsewhere. I recently saw, in a Chicago ... More>
It’s no surprise that we want to get as far away as we can from things that seem threatening, whether it’s a hairy spider or an angry mob. Now new research suggests that our visual perception may be biased in ways that help to motivate us to get out of harm’s way. ... More>