November 2007

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Conforming to the Norm

9 November 2007

Asch’s study shows that many of us will deny our own senses just to conform with others.

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Depression Lifted by Beethoven Piano Sonatas

7 November 2007

The gigantic annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is currently drawing to a close in San Diego, California.

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Why We All Stink as Intuitive Psychologists: The False Consensus Effect

6 November 2007

When we overestimate how much other people share our beliefs and behaviours.

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Why Groups and Prejudices Form So Easily: Social Identity Theory

5 November 2007

This classic social psychology experiment shows how little excuse people need to form into groups and start discriminating against others.

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9 Propaganda Techniques in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11

2 November 2007

The psychological techniques of persuasion used by Moore in Fahrenheit 9/11.

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World’s Happiest Man: Joy Can Be Learned

2 November 2007

Are your conditions for happiness primarily external? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has a message for you.

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Are We Programmed to Laugh When Tickled?

1 November 2007

Do we learn to laugh when tickled or is it an innate response? Professor Clarence Leuba used his own children, no less, as experimental subjects.

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