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  • Interventions to reduce unwanted behaviors often focus on retraining people’s mental associations, but showing people the consequences of the behaviors may be more effective... More

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    Cognitive Training Focused on Consequences May Promote Healthier Habits

    Interventions to reduce unwanted behaviors often focus on retraining people’s mental associations, but showing people the consequences of the behaviors may be more effective... More

  • When we evaluate and compare a range of data points, we tend to neglect the relative strength of the evidence and treat it as simply binary... More

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    Binary Bias Distorts How We Integrate Information

    When we evaluate and compare a range of data points, we tend to neglect the relative strength of the evidence and treat it as simply binary... More

  • Data collected over a 50-year span suggests that selective schools aren’t uniformly beneficial to students’ educational and professional outcomes in the following decades. ... More

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    Attending the “Best” High School May Yield Benefits and Risks for Students

    Data collected over a 50-year span suggests that selective schools aren’t uniformly beneficial to students’ educational and professional outcomes in the following decades. ... More

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