2010

Can You Trust a Facebook Profile?

18 February 2010

Do people display their actual or idealised personalities on social networking sites?

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Conformity: Ten Timeless Influencers

16 February 2010

The pressure to conform affects everyone. Understanding how and when puts you one step ahead of the pack.

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Why The Media Seems Biased When You Care About The Issue

9 February 2010

Research shows both pro-Arabs and pro-Israelis watching the same news reports think it is biased against their own side.

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Why We Love Narcissists (At First)

3 February 2010

Paradoxically we initially like narcissists more because of their exploitative, entitled behaviour — but it doesn’t last long.

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Why Smart People Do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 More Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

26 January 2010

A wealth of psychological insights from ten more key social psychology studies.

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The 7 Psychological Principles of Scams: Protect Yourself by Learning the Techniques

21 January 2010

How hustlers trick 3.2 million people each year in the UK into handing over £3.5 billion.

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Cheating: Does Deindividuation Encourage It?

19 January 2010

Classic social psychology experiment on Halloween shows how groups, anonymity, modelling and shifting of responsibility encourage people to cheat.

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