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  • People tend to view a social media comment that calls out offensive behavior positively, but not when it's echoed by several other commenters... More

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    When Moral Outrage Goes Viral, It Can Come Across as Bullying

    People tend to view a social media comment that calls out offensive behavior positively, but not when it's echoed by several other commenters... More

  • Findings from a risk-taking game show that, when forced to make a decision that benefits either a parent or a close friend, young adults are more likely to choose the parent... More

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    Young Adults Help Parents Instead of Friends When Forced to Choose

    Findings from a risk-taking game show that, when forced to make a decision that benefits either a parent or a close friend, young adults are more likely to choose the parent... More

  • In a large survey of people's first memories, nearly 40% of participants reported a first memory that is likely to be fictional... More

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    Many People’s Earliest Memories May Be Fictional

    In a large survey of people's first memories, nearly 40% of participants reported a first memory that is likely to be fictional... More

  • People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier but idle small talk isn't necessarily negatively related to well-being, researchers find... More

    Replication Study Shows No Evidence That Small Talk Harms Well-Being

    People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier but idle small talk isn't necessarily negatively related to well-being, researchers find... More

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