Why are Dreams Weird
Health And Fitness

Why Are Our Dreams So Weird?

December 1, 2017

Why Are Our Dreams So Weird? Studies show that there is continuity between people’s dreams and their waking lives. But is the answer so simple? […]

Photograph of casino, a model for the "sometimes" rewards that can encourage whining kids
Health And Fitness

Vending Machines vs. Casinos: How to Deal with Whining Kids

November 7, 2017

But at a casino, you don’t know what your reward will be, or even if you’ll get one. In fact, most of the time, you get nothing at all. But that kind of reinforcement, the “sometimes-surprise” schedule, reinforces the behavior even more effectively. Think about people pumping money into slot machines, only to get occasional, unpredictable rewards. […]

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Psychology

Why Are Prejudice and Conflict So Common?

August 28, 2017

If most of us think of humanity as good, fair, and peace-loving, then why is there so much conflict and prejudice out there? Tapping into a series of intriguing studies and experiments, Professor Leary reveals the roots of our behavioral tendency to view the world in an “Us versus Them” context.
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