Kind Words Can Lead to Harsh Consequences
LiveScience: Politeness has a place, but not in high-stakes situations, according to researchers. Whether a pilot is making an emergency flight or a doctor is trying to help a patient make a surgical decision, the
Why telling the truth could save your life: Most of us would rather lie to avoid awkwardness (even in high-risk situations)
Daily Mail: Many of us would rather tell a white lie than the brutal truth to avoid an awkward social situation. Instead of admitting a friend’s new hair-do is hideous, we may choose to say
New UCSC residence hall teaches nonviolent communication
Santa Cruz Sentinel: College kids just don’t feel the pain of others like they used to. At least that is what a University of Michigan study presented to the Association for Psychological Science in 2010 revealed.
How Far Will Dolphins Go to Relate to Humans?
The New York Times: In a remote patch of turquoise sea, Denise L. Herzing splashes into the water with a pod of 15 Atlantic spotted dolphins. For the next 45 minutes, she engages the curious
Hanging up on home phones
The Montreal Gazette: Ever find yourself wondering whether it’s worth it to keep and, perhaps more importantly, pay for that home phone line? Even though a majority of Canadian homes have at least one cellphone
50th Anniversary of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments
Stories of torture, corporate greed, fraud, and misconduct are regular features of daily news coverage. For years, psychological scientists have tried to understand why ordinary and decent people are driven to commit such atrocious acts.