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Damping bad memories to live without concerns

Ask yourself – how honest can you be? Have you ever lied in your life? In criminal matters, accused people often claim that they do not remember some details of a crime to mitigate their responsibility. Ethically speaking, people usually wish to be moral but... click to read more

  • Fabio Galeotti | Professor at CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence, GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Charlotte Saucet | Professor at Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
  • Marie Claire Villeval | Professor at CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence, GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
Views 1071
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 12, 2021
College roommates influence each other’s political ideology

Universities have become an important front in America's "culture war." Today, many conservatives are deeply skeptical of–or even hostile to–institutions of higher learning. Pundits and politicians on the political right routinely accuse colleges and universities of "indoctrinating" students into "leftist" political ideologies. And while prior... click to read more

  • Logan Strother | Assistant Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Views 1324
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Aug 5, 2021
Relationship partners are valued by the brain region that also values other goods

When your friend spends a long period of time listening to your problems, how do you feel? You may come to feel closer to the friend than before or consider them a more dependable friend. Apart from such subjective feelings, evolutionary psychologists assume that what... click to read more

  • Yohsuke Ohtsubo | Professor at Department of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Views 926
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 3, 2021
How people think about risks, politics, and sustainable development

The world is contested: trade wars between giant economies, disagreements over climate change policies, diverse measures to control pandemics, or even just two men shouting at each other on the street. Apart from using scientific insights, which tools do we, as individuals and governments, rely... click to read more

  • Frank Chuang | PhD Student at Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
  • Ed Manley | Professor at School of Geography, University of Leeds, and Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, London, UK
  • Arthur Petersen | Professor at Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
Views 2146
Reading time 4 min
published on May 17, 2021
Sleepiness can disturb our social life

Imagine you would never again see your friends or family and how empty your life would be. It's obvious that social interactions benefit our mental health and wellbeing. This is also something that the Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of, as we now have to... click to read more

  • Tina Sundelin | Senior Researcher at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Benjamin C. Holding | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • John Axelsson | Professor at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Views 1536
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 28, 2021