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

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Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian Hackers' Election Propaganda?

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Playing The Gender Card: Overlooking And Overthrowing Sexist Stereotypes

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Why Consumers Systematically Give Inflated Grades For Poor Service

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Fresh Starts: Tales Of Renewal For A New Year

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"Compassion is contagious," Professor Scott Plous says. "We talk about paying it forward; the idea that if you do something good for another person [...] it sets off a kind of chain reaction." Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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

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Thomas Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves, yet he also wrote that "all men are created equal." How did he square the contradictions between his values and his everyday life? ericfoltz/Getty Images hide caption

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How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?

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