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The Lie That Many People Who Eat Meat Tell Themselves

With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying

While people tend to prefer the food option that’s most similar to the item they can’t have, they’re likely to be more satisfied with the option that diverges a bit. ... More>

The Psychological Case for Instagramming Your Food

Observer Article

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>

A Cluttered Kitchen Can Nudge Us To Overeat, Study Finds