Shankar Vedantam Shankar Vedantam is NPR's social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain.
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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

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How Removing Checkpoints Could Make Israelis More Secure

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The Psychology Behind Why Some Kids Go Unvaccinated

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Why We Judge Algorithmic Mistakes More Harshly Than Human Mistakes

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Companies Wanting Immediate Sales Should Pass On Super Bowl Ads

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Bilingual Studies Reveal Flaw In How Info Reaches Mainstream

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Why NFL Teams Should Reconsider Giving Coaches The Heave-Ho

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Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

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The Downside Of Cheaper Gas: More Accident Fatalities

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Research Suggests Generosity Is Hardwired Into Our Brains

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Research Examines Character Concerns Versus Performance In The NFL

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What Is Torture? Our Beliefs Depend In Part On Who's Doing It.

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Study Shows Riding The Quiet Car Is Crushing Your Spirit

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