Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Happiness by 25%

10 September 2007

Psychological research finds that people’s happiness levels are remarkably stable over the long-term.

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Barry Schwartz on Why Too Much Choice is Bad for Us

9 September 2007

Too many choices cause paralysis rather than liberation.

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The Impact Bias: Why We Are Poor at Simulating the Impact of Future Events

8 September 2007

Time and time again research on gaining or losing romantic partners, passing or failing exams, winning or losing elections has found they have little effect on our long-term happiness.

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Compliments Could Earn Hairstylists Thousands More in Tips

7 September 2007

A new experiment finds that hairstylists who compliment their customers earn one third more in tips.

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Instruction Manual for Psychological Torture Now Online

7 September 2007

The Manipulation of Human Behavior, published in 1961, contains techniques for interrogation and brainwashing.

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Our Dark Hearts: The Stanford Prison Experiment

6 September 2007

The experiment that inspired a novel, two films, countless TV programs, re-enactments and even a band.

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Nominate Your Favourite Social Psychology Studies

4 September 2007

In my countdown of the of all time, the clear front runner is former Yale and Harvard social psychologist, Stanley Milgram.

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