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? […]

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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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Arts

The Psychology of Color Schemes

July 8, 2017

The methods used by classical artists to create the illusion of shape, depth, and distance are the same principals you likely learned in primary school. By mastering two major color schemes, they learned to draw the viewer’s eye, evoke specific emotion, and challenge your preconceptions. […]

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Biology

Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

May 22, 2017

Are Women More Emotional Than Men? This idea that men and women think, talk, and understand things differently has existed for decades—inspiring books, college courses, research studies, and countless sitcoms. The truth is much more complicated and nuanced. […]

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