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People Attribute Minds to Robots, Corpses That Are Targets of Harm

A series of new studies suggests that victimization may be one condition that leads us to perceive minds in others, even in entities we don’t normally think of as having minds. ... More>


Masi Noor

Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-applied-sciences/applied-social-sciences/staff/Masi-Noor/ What does your research focus on? I am a social psychologist and my work focuses on intergroup relations, including the dynamics of conflict, […]... More>


Donate to Help? Only if Nature Caused the Disaster

The world has had a tough couple of years with wars, hurricanes, oil spills, and floods. Donations are requested, but how likely are you to donate? ... More>


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This Stigma of Obesity

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In the food and health sciences, the medical effects of obesity are well-documented and well-publicized. But, just as obesity may be associated with a variety of health issues, it can also bring a less well-understood effect: stigma and discrimination. In 2005, the battle against obesity stigma got a new champion: The Rudd Center at Yale. This is a beautiful example of psychological science making the world a better place. ... More>