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Posts tagged human psychology

August 18, 2008

 

Full Shopping Cart

Hungry to Shop

A psychology study published in the Journal of Consumer Research has shown that linking food to purchasing increases impulsive spending.

January 30, 2008

 

Unhappy Woman in Thought

Stereotype Threat

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?

January 15, 2008

 

Girl with Guilty Face

Why Feel Guilty?

We've all felt guilty at some point it seems, but have you ever stopped to wonder why we feel this emotion? What role does guilt serve?

December 12, 2007

 

Stoplight at sunset.

Fewer Signs, Safer Driving?

Which would you say is safer, a street with or without traffic signs and stoplights?

December 5, 2007

 

Doctor Speaking With Patient Sitting

Doc Small Talk

Researchers at the University of Rochester did a study of over one-hundred recorded conversations between doctors and actors posing as patients.

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