Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: psychology bias race racism psychology-research racial-injustice microaggression racial-bias microaggressions racial-prejudice
A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.
April 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 anxiety stress coronavirus-2020 covid-19-pandemic surveys psychology-research worry coping-strategies coping stressed coronavirus-in-us coronavirus-anxiety
Online pornography is one business that's booming during the coronavirus pandemic. A psychology researcher explains its pull and whether there are likely to be longer-term effects of this surge in use.
April 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: psychology pornography social-distancing social-distancing-and-coronavirus boredom psychology-research sexual-dysfunction pornhub online-porn
Cooped up with a partner and nowhere to go to break it up? Coronavirus social distancing... or another day in retirement? Research on older couples holds tips for everyone else on how to deal.
April 6, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: coronavirus psychology sars-cov-2 social-distancing coronavirus-2020 self-isolation social-distancing-and-coronavirus social-isolation psychology-research relationships marriage retirement retirees couples romantic-relationships senior-citizen romantic-partners
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