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The only surviving photo of Vivian Buck, here with her adoptive mother in 1924. This is the moment Vivian is determined by a eugenics researcher to be "feeble-minded" for not looking at a coin held in front of her face. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY hide caption

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Whose Utopia? How Science Used The Bodies Of People Deemed 'Less Than'

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The Best Medicine: Decoding The Hidden Meanings Of Laughter

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Fashion Statement: Putting Your Mouth Where Your Money Is

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Mechanical Sex: The Relationship Between Intercourse And Intimacy

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The myth that vaccines cause autism has persisted, even though the facts paint an entirely different story. Renee Klahr hide caption

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Facts Aren't Enough: The Psychology Of False Beliefs

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The cereal ads we saw when we were 5 years old can still influence our buying decisions at 50. Phillip Waterman/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Mass Marketing Affects Our Minds

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Stop The Presses! Newspapers Affect Us, Often In Ways We Don't Realize

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Creative Differences: The Benefits Of Reaching Out To People Unlike Ourselves

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Playing The Gender Card: Overlooking And Overthrowing Sexist Stereotypes

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Fresh Starts: Tales Of Renewal For A New Year

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Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat...And What We Spit Out

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Bringing Up Baby

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Social Stigma Is One Reason The Opioid Crisis Is Hard To Confront

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Too Little, Too Much: How Poverty and Wealth Affect Our Minds

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