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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

The profound power of loneliness


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>

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A Big Year for Psychological Science on the Big Screen

Psychological science had a strong presence in the world of cinema over the last year, with films like The Stanford Prison Experiment and Experimenter winning acclaim. But the animated comedy Inside Out, about the science of emotion, is nominated for the big prize — an Oscar. ... More>