Teens whose parents were born in the US are more likely to think bullying is acceptable when the victim is an immigrant, researchers find.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~5 min
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Appealing to concerns about people's loved ones and their sense of themselves as protectors could overcome resistance to mask wearing and social distancing.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~6 min
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This winter could be especially difficult because of COVID-19, but a researcher who's been studying the "Norwegian mindset" in colder months has a tip.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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First, most people think they're better than others at spotting misinformation about COVID-19 on social media, researchers say.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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Scanning people's brains while they saw images of violent protests reveals that moral convictions can lead to support for political violence.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Getting people to think of health as a core part of their identity can help them stick to following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing a mask.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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"We saw that in these personality changes toward greater empathy, people placed a lot more importance upon more liberal ideologies..."
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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While a new study finds broad support in the US for pro-vaccine public policy, it also shows that misinformed beliefs are the biggest driver of opposition.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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People who're more certain about one opinion are more likely to be steadfast in other opinions, too, researchers say. Even opinions they haven't formed yet.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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Hagia Sophia has been a cathedral, a mosque, a museum, and now again a mosque. But past conquests don't fully explain its legacy, a historian says.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~10 min
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